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July 19, 1922 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 96)
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Charlie Roscoe Hennessee

Age 96

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018

At his residence.


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Harl and Fannie Vincent Hennessee and was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Arthur Hennessee, Arlen Hennessee; Johnnie Hennessee, Billy Hennessee, Ruby Harrison, Anna Norris, and Mattie Cate; grandson, Noah Hennessee.  


Charlie was a WWII veteran having served in the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy Invasion. He retired from Mayfield’s and was an avid bird hunter and was well known for training bird dogs. He was the oldest living member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.


Survivors include his wife of 62 years,

   Betty Frye Hennessee of Athens


   Glenn and Bonnie Hennessee of Niota

   Sharon and Melvin Coleman of Athens

   Bob and Lisa Hennessee of Athens

   Alan and Tonya Hennessee of Athens

   Janice and Marty Dobbs of Cleveland

   Tracy Hennessee of Athens

   Mark Hennessee of Athens

Grandchildren: Justin and Deah Hennessee, Tabitha Hennessee, Joshua and Jenny Hennessee, Sara Hennessee, Nathan Hennessee, Cody Dobbs and Miranda Dobbs.

Great grandchildren: Cayden Hennessee, Aven Hennessee, Jacob Hennessee, and Isaac Hennessee.


Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Sunday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev.  Titus Snyder officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be grandsons, great grandson and son-in-laws.


The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Saturday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Grove Building Fund, 1212 Co. Rd. 100 Athens, TN 37303.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Charlie Roscoe Hennessee.

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