Jerry Wayne Grogan (74)
Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Jerry Wayne Grogan, 74, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home.
Born in Talladega, Ala., Jerry was the son of the late Amon and Nellie Wade Grogan. He was a graduate of Winaboro High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In 1961, Jerry moved to the Spring City community. He was a retired textile engineer and worked for many years for Robinson Manufacturing. After he retired, he worked part-time at Vaughn Funeral Home. Jerry was an avid golfer and played at many of the surrounding golf courses. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Spring City, where he served as a deacon and a trustee. Most of all, Jerry was a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend.
He was preceded in death by his son, Alvin Ray Grogan; grandson, Thomas Landon Williams; brothers, Douglas and Billy Grogan and sister, Betty Fiche.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Merry E. Grogan of Spring City; sons, Allan Grogan of Spring City, Wayne (Lydia) Grogan of Columbia, S.C., Jamie (Barbara) Williams of Spring City, Tommy (Amy) Williams of Spring City and Jason (Shannon) Williams of Ringgold, Ga.; daughter, Melissa (Bill) Ansel of Athens, Tenn.; sisters, Ruth Houston and Peggy Hunter both of Talladega, Ala.; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Spring City with Rev. Steve Pearson, Rev. Brian Price and Rev. Barry Purser officiating. Interment with full military honors will be Friday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 18, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Food Pantry, P. O. Box 127, Spring City, TN 37381
Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com
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