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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