Tom Morris Gardenhire Sr., 84, East Ridge, passed away March 21, 2018. Tom was born Aug 15, 1933 to William Dowlin and Alice Wilson Gardenhire. He was a graduate of City High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Tom served in the United States Army. He was in real estate, home building and owned/operated the Red Top Furniture & Hobby Shop. Tom was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. Tom is preceded in death by his first wife Gillie Yvonne Carter Gardenhire; son, Michael Carter Gardenhire; sister, Ellen Frances Garvey; brothers, Shirley Eldridge Gardenhire & William Dowlin Gardenhire.
Survivors are his wife of 10 years, Joyce Harvey Gardenhire; daughter, Denise Angela Pugsley (David); son, Tom Morris Gardenhire Jr. (Paige); grandchildren, Amanda Pugsley, Brooke Pugsley, Catherine Pugsley, Deanna Brown (Stephen), Tate Gardenhire, Tom Morris Gardenhire III, Trell Gardenhire, Graham Steakley, Elijah Gardenhire; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Johnson officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.
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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.