Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Jefferson Choate, 79, of
Sparta, TN, will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, December 1,
2018, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Sam Flatt Cemetery on
Shepardsville Hwy. in Bloomington Springs, TN.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 A.M. until
time of services.
He passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 5, 1939, in Cookeville, TN, to the late Ned
Lee Choate and Anna Burgess Choate. He was married to
Johnie Ruth Choate, who survives. He was retired from
Chrysler, and worked as an exterminator for Mid State Termite
and Pest Control. He served in the U.S. Army during the
Vietnam Era, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Granddaughter: Alisha Marie Lewis; 1 Brother: Sam Choate;
and 4 Sisters: Gladys Gunther, Jewell Sliger, Anna Lou Flatt,
and Mary Ruth Choate.
Survivors include his Wife: Johnie Ruth Choate of Sparta, TN;
2 Sons: Chris (Sherry) Choate of Nashville, TN, and Curtis John
(Denise) Choate of Sparta, TN; 2 Daughters: Cindy Kaye
(David) Hughes of Cookeville, TN, and Chandra Renee Szela of
Rickman, TN; 5 Grandchildren: Candice Renee Alvarez,
Christopher Thomas, Jennifer Thomas, Kathleen Mudd, and
Alex Choate; 4 Great Grandchildren: Braidyn, Ivy, Ireland, and
Sophia; and 1 Sister: Mary (Luther) Fuqua of Cookeville, TN.
Bro. Kevin Daughrity will officiate at the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help
with funeral expenses by contacting the funeral home.
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