Chattanooga Times Free Press

Donald Huskey


Donald Lee Huskey, 80, of East Ridge, TN went home to be with Jesus Saturday, April 3, 2021 in a local hospital. He was a member of Redemption Point Church.

Mr. Huskey had a public servant’s heart and worked tirelessly for many years in service to the people of East Ridge. He grew up in, and lived most of his life, in East Ridge, TN. Prior to serving his community as Mayor of East Ridge and Commission­er of Public Works, he volunteere­d his time for many years as baseball, softball and soccer coach to hundreds of East Ridge youth. Additional­ly, he served as President of the Boys Twilight League, Commission­er of Baseball and Softball, and President of the East Ridge and Rossville Kiwanis Club.

Mr. Huskey graduated from Central High School, Class of 1958, and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanoog­a where he majored in business administra­tion. He served in the Army National Guard for six years and spent a career as a banking executive before becoming a small business owner in East Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Leonard and Ruby Carson Huskey, sister Dorothy Ann (Orville) Branum, sister Virginia Louise (W.A.) Phillips, and brother-in-law Marvin O’Neal.

He is survived by his three children, Chris (Marchiel) Huskey of Franklin, TN, Jason (Kelly) Huskey of Cranford, NJ, Summer (Clint) Carroll of Chattanoog­a, TN; and six grandchild­ren, Samantha (AJ) Cottrell, Gabe (Tara) Huskey, Kristen Huskey, Carson Carroll, Jack Huskey, and Parker Carroll, great-grandson, Greyson Cottrell; sister, Evelyn Joyce O’Neal; brother, James (Shelba) Huskey; aunt Erma Wallace, and many dearly loved cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Redemption Point Church in Ooltewah, TN with Reverend Travis Ballinger officiatin­g. The family

will receive friends prior to the service from 12-2 PM. Internment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons can be made to Redemption Point Church at 3831 Ooltewah Ringgold Rd. Ooltewah, TN 37363 or online at www.redemption­ giving.

Please visit www.heritagech­ to share words of comfort to the family.

Arrangemen­ts by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

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