Jere Ballentine (86)
Published: Monday, March 25, 2013
Jere Ballentine, 86, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Birmingham, Ala. to the late John Burnett and Ethel MacPherson Ballentine. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Casey Jones Ballentine and sister, Nelle Ballentine Beazley.
Jere was a veteran of World War II. He was employed by TVA for 36 years, advancing from laborer to power plant superintendent. Jere was a member of Swan Pond United Methodist Church in Roane County.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane Jones Ballentine of Dayton; daughter, Amy Ballentine of Dayton; son, Jeff (Luanne) Ballentine of Ooltewah, Tenn. and two granddaughters, Emily Suddath Ballentine and Mattie Kay Ballentine, both of Ooltewah, Tenn.
Funeral services for Jere will be held at First United Methodist Church in Dayton at 4 p.m. on Saturday with Rev. Ken Pierce officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. His body was donated for medical research.
lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
Cancer Center, 423-778-6600.
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