Obit­u­ar­ies

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Cre­ative Dis­cov­ery Mu­seum and the Chat­tanooga Zoo.

He is pre­ceded in death by his grand­fa­ther: James David Pedigo and aunt: Jamie Pedigo Crow­der.

Pa­trick is loved by and will be missed by his par­ents: Michael and Cyn­thia Shar­rock, sis­ter Karey Tay­lor all of Lake­view, sis­ter: Katie Tay­lor of Chicka­mauga, GA, grand­par­ents: Bobby and Shirley Shar­rock of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, Gail Tin­ney Pedigo of Chicka­mauga, GA, aunt: Stacy Shar­rock Yaki­mowich, cousins: Alex and Ni­cholas Yaki­mowich all of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, un­cle: James McArthur of Lake­view, GA, sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Visi­ta­tion: At the funeral home Sun­day from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Monday from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Funeral ser­vices: At the North­west Ge­or­gia Am­phithe­atre lo­cated be­hind The Colon­ade at 4:00 pm Monday – Septem­ber 18, 2017 with Brent James and Billy Chris­tol of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Tues­day – Septem­ber 19, 2017 at 12 noon in Lake­wood Mem­ory Gar­dens-South - Rossville, Ge­or­gia.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests me­mo­rial do­na­tions be made to Os­teo­ge­n­e­sis Im­per­fecta Foun­da­tion at P.O. Box 824061 Philadel­phia, PA 19182 or the Al­ham­bra Shrine Tem­ple Bus Unit at 1000 Al­ham­bra Drive – Chat­tanooga, TN 37421.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son & Sons Funeral Home Ft. Oglethorpe, Ge­or­gia.

Charles “Pete” Dick­er­son, 80, of Guild, TN. passed away Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7, 2017 in his home sur­rounded by his fam­ily. He was an avid bass fish­er­man and a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion. He was a fa­ther of five, Paw­paw to four, and “the cool Un­cle” to many nieces and neph­ews. He was born in Long Is­land, AL. and lived as an adult in Chat­tanooga and Guild, TN.

Pete served his coun­try and com­mu­nity his en­tire life. He served in the US Army from 1956-1968 (SGT E5). While in the Army, he sang and played gui­tar in a band in Ger­many for two of those years with his fel­low mil­i­tary brothers. He re­tired from the Chat­tanooga Po­lice Depart­ment (1968-1983) where he re­ceived of­fi­cer of the year in 1973, was the city’s first to train from the po­lice force as a first re­spon­der with EMT train­ing, and one of the first “Sharp­shoot­ers” in the po­lice academy.

Af­ter re­tir­ing from the po­lice depart­ment, he went on to work as a Chat­tanooga bonds­man for sev­eral years be­fore go­ing on to work for Hamil­ton County Corrections where he soon be­came the county’s first felony pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer. He re­tired from the county in 2004.

Pete was a lov­ing Daddy, de­voted friend, and was loved and re­spected by many peo­ple in Chat­tanooga.

He was pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther and mother, David and Sarah Law­son Dick­er­son; brother Carl Dick­er­son; two sis­ters, Opal Hardin and Inez Good­win.

He is sur­vived by his chil­dren, Lacy Maselle, PJ Dick­er­son, Deb­bie Evans, Charles “Dickie” Dick­er­son and Chuck Clark; lov­ing com­pan­ion, Cindy Thomp­son; four grand­chil­dren; one great grand­child.

Me­mo­rial ser­vice: With hon­ors, 2:30 P.M. Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27, 2017 at the Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Visit the on­line Guest­book @ www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son & Sons Funeral Home Ft. Oglethorpe, Ge­or­gia.

Johnny Ray Linger­felt Jr., 48, Cleve­land, Tenn.

Johnny Ray Linger­felt Jr., 48 of Cleve­land, passed away Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, 2017. He was a life­long res­i­dent of the Chat­tanooga & North Ge­or­gia ar­eas and was of the Chris­tian faith. He was a Truck Driver for most of his life and was cur­rently em­ployed with Pasco Truck­ing Com­pany. He loved spend­ing time out­doors, be­ing around friends & fam­ily and was a true shade tree me­chanic. He was a lov­ing and de­voted son, fa­ther, brother and grand­fa­ther who will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was pre­ceded in death by his mother, Dortha Lane; brother, Mike Cox and nephew, Eric But­ler.

Sur­vivors in­clude his par­ents, Johnny Ray & Louise Linger­felt, Sr. of Rossville, GA; daugh­ters, Ta­batha & Keith White of Chatsworth, GA and Christina Linger­felt of Rossville, GA; brother, Jamie Lane of Ring­gold, GA; sis­ters, Sherry But­ler of Tren­ton, GA and Donna & Scott Lock­wood of Ring­gold, GA; 8 grand­chil­dren; spe­cial friend, Pat Rogers and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily & friends.

Funeral ser­vices: Noon, Tues­day, Septem­ber 20, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Bro. Pat Rogers of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Ten­nesseeGe­or­gia Me­mo­rial Park.

Visi­ta­tion: Monday from 1-7 p.m. and prior to the ser­vice on Tues­day at the funeral home.

On­line guest book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son & Sons Funeral Home-Ft. Oglethorpe.

Johnny Ce­cil Walden Sr., 84, Flint­stone

Johnny Ce­cil Walden Sr., 84, of Flint­stone, passed away Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, 2017. He was a life­long res­i­dent of the North Ge­or­gia area and was of the Bap­tist faith. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and was the Su­per­vi­sor for NK Lawn & Gar­den for many years. Johnny loved spend­ing time out­doors, work­ing on his farm and tak­ing care of his an­i­mals. He was a lov­ing and de­voted hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther who will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Earl & Car­rie Walden; wife, Vir­ginia Lee Walden; 4 brothers and 1 sis­ter.

Sur­vivors in­clude his two sons, John Walden, Jr. of Flint­stone, GA and Jackie & Vicky Walden of East Ridge, TN; sev­eral grand­chil­dren and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily & friends.

Funeral ser­vices: 2:00 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

Burial: Ten­nesseeGe­or­gia Me­mo­rial Park.

Visi­ta­tion: Af­ter 4 p.m. on Tues­day and prior to the ser­vice on Wed­nes­day at the funeral home.

On­line reg­is­ter book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son and Sons Funeral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

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