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Woodrow C. "Woody" Atherton

April 22, 1934 - October 26, 2013
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Woodrow C. "Woody" Atherton, Jr., 79, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Saturday. October 26, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Woodrow C. and Gertrude Knittle Atherton, Sr. and was a retired Fireman from the City of Chattanooga with 26 years of service. He was a Veteran and Staff Sergeant of the U.S. Army and a member of the Tyner United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1952 and was an avid sports fan of baseball, football, basketball, and a big NASCAR fan. He also loved taking cruises and enjoying life. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years,...
Woodrow C. "Woody" Atherton, Jr., 79, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Saturday. October 26, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Woodrow C. and Gertrude Knittle Atherton, Sr. and was a retired Fireman from the City of Chattanooga with 26 years of service. He was a Veteran and Staff Sergeant of the U.S. Army and a member of the Tyner United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1952 and was an avid sports fan of baseball, football, basketball, and a big NASCAR fan. He also loved taking cruises and enjoying life. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Billie Jane Atherton; two daughters, Karen Prunty, Ooltewah and Lisa Atherton, Chattanooga; son, Chris (Denise Ann) Atherton, Marietta, GA; three grandchildren, Kelli Atherton, Jason Atherton and Zackary Callahan; one great-granddaughter; sister, Myrna (Don) Mondy, Ooltewah; nephew, Donald Mondy, Jr.; two cousins, Barbara Roberts and Carolyn Caldwell. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by many. The family would like to thank the staff at Tennessee Oncology, Robin, Amanda and Lisa for their love and care. Also to Dr. Deanna Duncan, Nurse Fran and Chaplain Fisher at Hearth Hospice for all of their love, care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family ask memorial contributions may be made to the at cancer.org; Hearth Hospice at hearthhospice.com or to the Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Harrison and the Rev. Charles Lippse officiating. Interment will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway

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