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John Ethridge, age 77, of 6263 Hwy 67 West, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away after a brief illness at the Johnson City Medical Center on Friday, March 9, 2012. He was the son of the late Claude Ethridge and Emaline Simpson Ethridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Catherine Carter. He was a member of the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce for thirty years and he was also in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. He served in the United States Army and National Guard. He was an optician in Oak Ridge for 27 years. His hobbies were golfing and billiards. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Anna G. Stout Ethridge of the home; one daughter, Suzanne Redden, Oak Ridge, TN; two sons, Scott Ethridge, Oak Ridge, TN and Todd Ethridge, Knoxville, TN; one stepson, Gary Stout, Okinawa, Japan; two step-daughters, Connie Hill, Knoxville, TN and Annette Morrison, Johnson City, TN; one grandchild, Ian Redden, Oak Ridge, TN; three brothers, Bill Ethridge and David Ethridge of Maryville, TN and Jim Ethridge of Dallas, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation for John Ethridge was Monday, March 12, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with funeral services to follow with the Rev. Gary Hill and the Rev. Phyllis Hankins officiating. The committal and graveside service were accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard from the Shoun-Goodwin Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Chamber members and Billiard friends.
Friends may call at the residence, 6263 Hwy 67 West, Mountain City, TN at any time.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Doe Valley United Methodist Church or the Johnson County Rescue Squad.
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As requested by the family arrangements for John Ethridge are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.