Jan 18, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Arnold Bohannon, 86, of Athens, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at NHC Healthcare of Athens.
A native and resident of McMinn County most of his life, he was a son of the late Jackson F. and Edna Black Bohannon, and was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lucille Ovaline Watson Bohannon; a grandaughter, Billie Jo Bohannon; two sisters, Burnadine B. Barnett and Alta B. Allen; and four brothers, Norman Howard Bohannon, Vincent Bohannon, J.R. Bohannon and Gordon Bohannon.
He was a current member of Genesis Baptist Church and a former member of East Athens Baptist Church, Eastanallee Baptist Church and the Silver Stars of Eastanallee Baptist Church, and was a former employee of Mayfield\'s. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946, having served in World War II; was a former member of the U.S. Navy Seabees, having served over Guam; and was a member of the Meridian Sun Lodge No. 50 F&AM, Trinity Warriors No. 994 of Christian Motorcyclists Association of Athens, and a former member of Retreads Motorcycle Group.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Debbie Self Bohannon of Athens and Dennis Ray and Sherry Bohannon of Casper, Wyo.; six grandchildren and spouses, Kimberly and Steve Hazelwood, Angela and Joseph Boone, Roy and Mary Bohannon, Brandi and Bryan Norris, Laura Sidwell and Stephanie Sidwell; nine great-grandchildren, Oliva Hazelwood, Joshua Hazelwood, Katlyn Bohannon, Cameron Bohannon, Judah Norris, Benjamin Norris, Joshua Sidwell, Orion Bohannon and Legion Bohannon; a special niece, June Inskeep; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thank-you to Dr. Johnnie Carter, Amedysis Hospice, the staff of NHC and to special caregivers, Joann Goforth, Kimberly Hazelwood, Gail Davis, Tiffany Cardin and Jane Dunn.
Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Pete Mullins and Rev. Oran Creasman officiating.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McMinn Memory Gardens with military honors and a motorcycle esort.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Genesis Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 661 Athens, TN 37371-0661 or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 4, Athens, TN 37371-0004.
Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.