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February 18, 1935 ~ September 22, 2018 (age 83)
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Thomas Franklin (T.F.) Dake

Age 83

Of Decatur

Passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018

At his residence.


A native and lifelong resident of Meigs County, he was the son of the late Noah and Lona Monroe Dake and was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Henley Dake; three sisters, Ruby Hanshaw, Pauline Templeton, and Lillie Walker; one brother, Robert Dake.  He served in the U.S. Army and was an employee of Bowater Southern for 44 years. T.F. was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church.


Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law,

   Tommy and Lisa Dake of Ringgold, GA.

Two grandchildren: Mallory Dake and Kyle Smith

One sister, Bertha Dake of Decatur

Three brothers and two sisters-in-law,

   Jim (J.M.) and Carolyn Dake of Dayton

   Lafayette and Helen Dake of Athens

   Kenny Dake of Decatur


Funeral services will be 7 pm Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev.  Victor Abernathy and Rev. Herman Jordan officiating.  Burial will be 11 am Tuesday in Walnut Grove Cemetery with military honors.


Pallbearers will be Ronnie Templeton, Tommy Templeton, David Templeton, Johnny Dake, Terry Dake, and Phil Dake.


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


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Thomas Franklin (T.F.) Dake.

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