Tony Minnis – June 26, 2014

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in Archived Obituaries | 4 comments

Tony Minnis, 58, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center of Chattanooga.

A native of Bristol, and a longtime resident of Decatur, he was a son of the late Kenneth Hoyle and Myrtle Josephine Swafford Minnis. He had been a truck driver and enjoyed horses, fishing, his dog, Toby, his grandkids and life. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie, of Decatur; three daughters, Angela Minnis, Melissa Miller, and her husband, Charlie, of Decatur, and Laura Martin of Decatur; five grandchildren, Dixie and Dylan, and Austin, Hanna and Zachery; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tina and Ed Bowers of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tebbie and Greg Marchi of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Terry Minnis of Phoenix, Ariz., and Tom Minnis of Panama City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 7 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating.

Burial was 2 p.m. Sunday in Short Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charlie Miller, Ricky Bright, Eric Wilson, Ralph Minnis, Ben Bright, and Devin Bowers.

The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

If you were unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at

Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens has been entrusted with the care of Tony Minnis.


  1. Sorry for your loss , He was a good man .

    • Thank you for the kind words.

  2. With our deepest sympathy, may the Holy Sprit strengthen you and give you peace. We are praying for you in this time of need.

    Dean, Carol, Lynn and Pat & Charlene

    • Thank you for the kind words and may God give your family strength also in your recent loss.

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