John Robert Appleton, Sr., age 86, died on Friday, July 13, 2012, at his home in Minor Hill, TN.
He was born in Giles County, TN on March 29, 1926, owner of Appleton's Tavern and farmer, served in the US Army during World War II, his parents were the late Thomas Columbus and Bessie Shelton Appleton, a former member of Pulaski Blue Lodge 101 and York & Scottish Rite, he was preceded in death by wife, Mary Bryce Brown Appleton, son, Roger Ed Appleton, brothers, Ralph and David Appleton, sisters, Margaret and Katherine Bailey, Mary Anna Appleton and Jeanine Pumphrey.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, 7-22-2012, at 3:00PM at the Giles Memory Garden in Pulaski, TN with Brother Mike Kelley officiating of Savannah, TN.
Survivors are: son, John Appleton, Jr. and wife Stacia of Athens, AL, sister in law, Betty Jo Appleton of Waynesboro, TN, sisters, Wildean Kelly of Rogersville, AL, Rebecca Sandusky of Lakeland, FL, Ruth Tannehill of Nashville, TN, grandchildren, Erica and Jonathan , special granddaughter and caregiver, Michelle Daugherty and Roy of Minor Hill, TN, several great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Temple, Dyslexia Program, 314 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 in memory of John Robert Appleton, Sr.
Carr & Erwin Funeral Home