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Rick Westmoreland, age 80, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. He was born on December 4, 1932 to the late Ray A. and Thelma D. Pitts Westmoreland. In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Snyder Westmoreland and brothers: Ray ‘Babe’ Westmoreland and Calvin Taylor ‘Kip’ Westmoreland.
Rick retired from Lucent Technology with 34 years of service. He enjoyed watching a variety of sports and loved to collect coins and watches.
Rick was a United States Air Force Veteran.
Rick is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, James and Elizabeth Westmoreland; several special nieces and nephews and many, many special friends and neighbors.
The family received friends from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Mountain City Funeral Home.
Graveside service and interment with Military Honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard immediately followed at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Jim Norman officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were all of Rick’s ‘Trading Buddies’ and all of his wonderful neighbors and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials in Rick’s memory be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3385 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 or to the charity of your choice.
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The family of Rick Westmoreland has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.