March 2022

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Neal, Bobby R., “The Chicken Man”, age 88, of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away March 3, 2022. Bob was born in Dunbar, VA and was the son of the late, Charles and Alice (Gibson) Neal. He was a member of Lighthouse Church. Bob was a United States Air Force Veteran and a member of Tyler Cates American Legion Post #281. He was the original owner of CHICKEN REAL. Between the years of 2002-2010, Bob also served as Wilson County Commissioner, District 11. Bob was a Master Mason and a member of the Mt. Juliet Lodge #642 F&AM. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Rogers) Neal and former spouse, Lelia Neal. His siblings, Mabel Neal; Jack Neal; George Neal; Betty (Neal) Herren; Charles “Smokey” Neal; and Nancy (Neal) Fuerbacher.

He is survived by:

Children – Lisa (Clifton) McNeese; Donna (Jeff) Atwood;

               Stanley (Stacey) Neal; and Christine Elliott

Grandchildren – Michael McNeese; Darrell McNeese; Shauna Quito; Kody

  Haynes; Kayla Trevino; Ashlyn Neal and Jake Elliott

Great-grandchildren – Nathan McNeese; Landon McNeese; Bristol McNeese;

                                 Blake McNeese; Briley McNeese; Brighton McNeese

                                 and Amelia Quito

 

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2022 with Masonic services at 8 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to service time on Friday.

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Barry Kidd and Pastor Dexter Quito officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Clifton McNeese; Michael McNeese; Darrell McNeese; Nathan McNeese; Braxton Swann; and Mike Lawrence.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Tyler Cates American Legion Post #281, PO Box 67, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Price, Tony Ray, age 57, of Mt. Juliet, TN, went home to be with our Lord on March 3, 2022. Tony was born in Spartanburg, SC and was the son of the late, Horace Price and Geneva Duggins Price. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and an active member of Grace Baptist Church. Tony was employed as a financial advisor for many years. Those who knew Tony are aware of his sense of humor and quick wit. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his two greatest joys were his children.

He is survived by:

Wife of 36 years – Jackie Kennedy Price

Children – R.J. Price and Lily Price

Sister – Margie (Walt) Parrish of Cowpens, SC

Many nieces, nephews and a host of friends and business associates

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 4 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2022 at Grace Baptist Church, 201 Belinda Pkwy., Mt. Juliet, TN with Pastor Alan Herd officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Tony’s memory to the Grace Baptist Church Youth Mission Fund, PO Box 1443, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122-9998.

 

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Alcock, Jerry Allen, age 74, of Mt. Juliet, TN died March 8, 2022. Jerry was born in Crosby, ND and was the son of the late, John William Alcock and Eleanor Peterson Alcock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from American Airlines. Jerry enjoyed farming and working on tractors. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Keith and his sister, Bonnie.

He is survived by:

Wife of 53 years – Marta Alcock

Sons – John (Regenia) Alcock and Jeffrey (Mary) Alcock

Brother – Lowell (Rose) Alcock

Sisters – Orlynn (Bruce) Dannels and Sharon Alcock

Grandchildren – Kathleen Alcock, Michael Alcock, Annabelle Alcock,

                       Alayna Alcock, Zach Cox and Kayla Cox

 

Family and friends will gather from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel to celebrate Jerry’s life.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the local animal shelter of your choice.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Neilson-Lewis, Elizabeth “Betty Jo”, age 79, died March 13, 2022. Betty was born in Knoxville, TN and was the daughter of the late, Lloyd Edward Neilson and Pearl Josephine Stanley Neilson. She was a member of the Catholic faith and was retired from the State of Tennessee. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Murrell Lewis, Jr.

She is survived by:

Daughters – Leslie Diane Lewis (Michael) Galloway and

                  Cheryl Kay (Kyle Moss) Lewis

Brother – Gary Edward Neilson

Grandson – Austin Matthew English

Great-grandson – Zachary Lee English

 

Family and friends will gather from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel to celebrate Betty’s life.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Petty, James Earl, age 86, of Madison, TN died March 11, 2022. Earl was born in Dickson, TN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce and retired in 1995 from Metro Fire Department with 28 years of service. Earl enjoyed square dancing and camping. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Petty; half-brother, William Keith Luther and step-son, James Brown, Jr.

He is survived by:

Wife of 28 years – Carole Borderieux Petty

Sons – Billy Petty and Vincent Petty

Daughter – Elsie Petty Curtiss

Step-daughters – Becky Hagmaier and Debbi Talley

13 Grandchildren and 15 Great-grandchildren

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Lowell Amrine officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Earl to Judy King, Camp Phoenix Burn Camp for Children, PO Box 100262, Nashville, TN 37224.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Blevins, Kimberly Ann, age 51, of Hermitage, TN died March 15, 2022. Kimberly was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community. She was a 1988 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and was also a graduate of Memphis State. Kimberly was employed by NASBA. She enjoyed calligraphy, arts and crafts, quilting and photography. Kimberly was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Jack and Louise Blevins; maternal grandparents, William and Mary Roddy and great-grandmother, Hazel Roddy

She is survived by:

Parents Roger and Connie Blevins

Brother – Tony (LeAnn) Blevins

Niece – Nora Blevins

Nephew – Jackson Blevins

Several aunts, uncles and cousins

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday March 22, 2022 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Stephen LifeTeen.

 

Visitation will be at St. Stephen Catholic Community from 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to service time on Tuesday.

 

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Wharton, Jessie Ava Nell, age 95, of Mt. Juliet, TN died March 15, 2022.

Mrs. Wharton was born in Ben Wheeler, TX and was the daughter of the late, Jesse Randolph Reid and Grady Elizabeth Willoughby Reid. She was a member of the Church at Pleasant Grove. Mrs. Wharton was also preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Donald Dean Wharton, Sr.; son, Bill Wharton and brother, Don Reid.

She is survived by:

Son – Don (Anita) Wharton, Jr.

Daughter – Debra (Fred) Clark

Daughter-in-law – Sandi Wharton

Grandchildren – Zack (Jane) Clark, Beverly (Paul) Jackman,

                       Trina (Josh) Hildabrand, Angela (Dan) Linz, Nikki Wharton,

                       Natalie (Adam) Brown and Jessie (Erik) Wright

Many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews

 

As the wife of a career Air Force and commercial pilot, Ava traveled extensively and lived in several states as well as Germany, Thailand, Laos and Saudi Arabia. At the age of 40, she completed nursing school and worked as a surgical assistant.  In her later years, Ava was part owner of a beauty salon and in their post-retirement years, she and her husband enjoyed raising miniature horses.

 

Ava, took to heart the admonition of our Lord to “raise up a child in the way they should go and when they are old, they will not depart from it”.  She lived to see all her children and several grandchildren grow up to serve God in a variety of ministry activities.

 

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2020 at Middle Tennessee State Veteran Cemetery with Andrew Wharton officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

 

Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 12 noon Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N.Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Wey, Sr. Robert Theodore “Ted”, age 91, of Mt. Juliet, TN died March 20, 2022. Ted was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Robert Wey and Edyth Reasonover Wey. He was a graduate of East High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Ted retired from AVCO and was also employed by the Grand Ole Opry. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and building RC model airplanes. Ted was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Wey and his grandson, Zachary O’Neil.

He is survived by:

Children – Debbie (Bill) O’Neil, Ted Wey, Jr., Gary (Teresa) Wey, Cindy O’Neil,

               Darrell Wey and Julie (Mike) Gilley

Brothers – Jerry Wey, Glenn (Laura) Wey and Tommy (Pat) Wey

Sister – Mary Jean (Ronnie) Rogers

Many Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Jerry Sawyer officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ted Wey, Jr., Josh Gilley, Michael Gilley, Paul O’Neil, Daniel O’Neil and Taylor Wey.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Central Pike Church of Christ, 4240 Central Pike, Hermitage, TN 37122.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. – 12 noon Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Julie, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Dobson, Elizabeth Boydene Hawkins “Bettie”, age 88, of Antioch, TN died March 22, 2022. Bettie was born in Nashville, TN and was the daughter of the late, William Hawkins, Sr. and Ora Fussell Buck. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching football and basketball. In her younger years, she enjoyed traveling and playing Bunco. She also enjoyed crafting, art and interior design. Bettie was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Berry Boyd Dobson, Sr.; sister-in-law, Judy Dobson; sister-in-law, Helen Hawkins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Mary Dillingham; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Barbara Dobson and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Helen Dobson.

She is survived by:

Son – Berry B. Dobson, Jr.

Brother – William Hawkins, Jr.

Brother-in-law – Joel Dobson

Grandchildren – Alexis Dobson, Jaclyn Dobson, Berry (Megan) Dobson, III

                       and Kyle Dobson

Great-grandchildren – Leo, Zane, Berry “Boyd”, IV, Eleanor and Holden

Cousin – Dr. A.M. and Anita Gotto

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1p.m. Friday, March 25, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Public Library of your choice.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Downs, Larry Gordon, age 80, of Lebanon, TN died March 23, 2022. Larry was born in Kalamazoo, MI and was the son of the late, Gordon Downs and Ethel Denniston Downs. He was a faithful member of Hermitage Hills Baptist Church where he served with the Radical Heart ministry, the ESL program, and helped in the church library amongst other ministries. He spent nearly fifteen years as a missionary in Peru, South America. He worked nearly 50 years in the Spanish Christian Publishing industry. Larry loved serving with Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ministry. Larry also enjoyed reading, fishing and gardening. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Downs and David Downs.

He is survived by:

Wife of 59 years – Sharon Witters Downs

Children – Larry A. (Ruth) Downs, Cheryl Downs (Wayne) Schronce,

               Robert (Heather) Downs and Christy Downs (Erik) Requejo

10 Grandchildren and 2 Great-grandchildren

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church, 3475 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN with Rev. Andy Miller officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Samaritans Purse www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/the-greatest-journey or Hermitage Hills Baptist Church Missions www.hermitagehills.com

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday at the church.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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McNew, Doris Ellen Addison, age 83, of Mt. Juliet, TN died March 25, 2022. Doris was born in Carbondale, IL and was the daughter of the late, Henry Clarence Addison and Edith Irene Webb Addison. She attended Tulip Grove Baptist Church. Doris enjoyed cooking and had a catering business for years. She also had a green thumb and loved gardening. She enjoyed attending country music tapings and shows where she was able to meet and form friendships with many country music stars. She was affectionately known as the “Cookie Lady”. However, her children and grandchildren, who called her “Grammy”, were her greatest treasures. She enjoyed hosting meals and playing Mexican Train Dominoes with her family. She and her husband, Ray were fortunate enough to travel to many exciting places. They shared 57 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her siblings, Barbara Jean Terry and Clarence Lavern Addison.

She is survived by:

Children - Richard (Jeanelle) McNew, Teresa McNew, Rita (Gary) Malugin and

              Thomas (Crystal) McNew

Brother - Larry Dale Addison

Grandchildren - Steven Foster, Jennifer Iddings, Melissa Zoellick, 

                      Tiffany Brown, Tiffany Clement, Rebecca Johnson,

                      Hillary Malugin, Elizabeth Usmiller and Hailey Christian

Great-grandchildren - Christopher Messick, Nathan McNew, Jarred Messick,

                               Nicholas Iddings, Ashley Foster, Dalton Tomlinson,                        

                                 Kayleigh Foster, Gibson Fox, Teagan Brown, Dean Fox,

                               Teclan Brown, Emma Usmiller and Briley Zoellick

Great-great grandchild - Matthew Messick

 

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gerald Bontrager and Larry Addison officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to service time Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Nielson, Harold Weston, age 95, of Hermitage, TN and formerly of Monroe, NE, died March 25, 2022. Mr. Nielson was a member of the Lutheran faith. He was educated in the Platte County school system. Mr. Nielson was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion Post #144. On March 28, 1970 he was united in marriage to Roberta Allen. He spent his lifetime farming, retiring in 1987. In 2015, he moved to Hermitage, TN to live with his niece, Mary. Mr. Nielson was the son of the late, Ova and Ellen Welin Nielson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Roberta “Birdie” Allen Nielson; siblings, Ethel, Eleanor, Marjorie and Eldon.

He is survived by:

Step-son – Steven Allen

Nieces – Mary Kelsey and Sandy Marick

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 724 Webster Avenue, Genoa, NE with Vicar Adam Klinker officiating. Burial will follow at Valley view Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John L. Kelsey, Charles R. Jones, Doug Nelson, Dave Baxa, Ike Marick and Brad Ternus. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Wednesday at the church.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com and Ramaekers Patrick Funeral Home, 420 Willard Ave., Genoa, NE.

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Acosta, Derrick Nicholas, age 41, of Mt. Juliet, TN died March 24, 2022. Derrick was born in Metairie, LA. He was 2000 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. Derrick enjoyed cars, fireworks, cooking, gardening, drawing and watching movies. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy J. Acosta, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Roy J. Acosta, Sr. and Jewell Acosta and maternal grandparents, George Hermann and Dessie Herrmann.

He is survived by:

Mother – Debbie Acosta (Bill) Shepard

Son – Camrynn Acosta

Brother Roy Joseph (Amanda and Izzy) Acosta, III

Sister – Jennifer (Gilbert Buchanan) Acosta

Nephews – Gavin Acosta and Michael Acosta

Niece – Kaitlynn Acosta

Aunts – Theresa (Glenn) Palermo and Judy (John) Perez

Many other aunts, uncles and cousins

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Gene Aldridge officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Mathis, Janet Marie, age 59, of Mt. Juliet, TN died March 30, 2022. Janet was born in Lebanon, TN. She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother who will be missed dearly. Janet was preceded in death by her father, Charles Gray and her sister, Linda.

She is survived by:

Husband of 29 years – Larry Wayne Mathis

Mother – Sue Gray

Daughter – Jennifer Henderson

Son – Josh (Samantha) Barry

Step-son – Jason Mathis

Grandchildren – Brooklynn Barry, Sklyler Barry, Ashlynn Barry,

                       Kingston Barry, Rhylee Barry, Payslee Barry,

                       Merrick Barry, Shelby Barden, Austin Barden, Kaitlin Mathis,

                       Mackenzie Mathis and Jamison Henderson

Great-grandchild – Knox York

Fur Babies – Sugar and Chloe

 

Family and friends will gather to Celebrate the Life of Janet from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Carpenter, Chad Hamilton, age 45, of Mt. Juliet, TN may have passed away March 31, 2022, but his one-of-a-kind larger-than-life personality will never be forgotten. He brought laughter into the lives of everyone who knew him. His legendary wittiness and trademark stubbornness made him hilarious and infuriating at the same time. Everyone always knew where they stood with him. He either liked you or he didn’t. If he liked you, he would do anything for you and if he didn’t, it was best to walk the other way. He said and did what he wanted with no regard for what anyone else thought. He had a tough façade but when you got through that, you would see he had a generous heart. His true joy came from giving to others not receiving.

 

He enjoyed family, fishing, traveling, cooking, football, all things Vegas, going to the beach and was always looking for the latest gossip. He was passionate about supporting his dad’s Purple Heart chapter and Auburn football.

 

Chad took fashion advice from no one. He wore an old black fleece everyday that had a bread tie for the zipper. He would dress it up for family on Christmas by using a red shiny bread tie. He had three pairs of the same flip flops, but they all had a designation depending on how new they were. He had work flops, regular flops, and dress flops. He hadn’t had a proper haircut since the pandemic started. He gave himself haircuts and was proud of the rat tail he was growing until he accidentally cut it off. Instead of a wallet, he used one of his wife’s hair ties around his cards and cash. You could buy him new things, but he liked what he liked and said he didn’t care if he looked like a hobo.

 

Chad was born in Anniston, AL. He was a 1995 graduate of Springdale High School in Springdale, AR and attended the University of Arkansas where he met his wife and was a member of The Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. Chad was a natural born salesman and was employed by ACME Food Sales. He really could talk anyone into anything. He joked that he always got the YES!

 

Chad, Alicia and McKenna loved to spend time fishing together on Lake Guntersville and going to Destin. Chad’s relationship with McKenna was one of constant fun. They loved having dance parties, movie nights, and conspiring against Alicia. 

 

To cherish his memory are his wife of 18 years, Alicia Carpenter; daughter, McKenna Carpenter, 8; parents, Woody and Rebecca Carpenter; older brother Zack and his wife, Wanda Carpenter; grandmother, Ellen Rhodes; aunts, DeEnna and her husband, Greg McAlear and Betty Tankersley; cousins, Jeff Tankersley, Philip Tankersley, Gary Cooper, and Taylor Griffin; in-laws, Bill and Madeline Fly; and sister-in-law, Adrianne Fly. He also has a niece and several nephews.

 

He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. He was a bright light in this world and succeeded in spreading as much happiness and laughter as he could during his short time. He is now at peace with his beloved best friend, Moose, the English bulldog, rocking away in their pair of old man recliners.  

 

Family and friends will gather to Celebrate Chad’s life from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 123 Church Street, N.E., Decatur, AL.

 

In lieu of flowers, please mail donations in Chad’s honor to the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 2212 to Woody Carpenter, 3004 Lenox Dr SW, Decatur, AL 35603.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com