|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1924|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 2011|
Daily Post Athenian
Jan 21, 2011
Edgar B. Bohannon Jr., 86, of the Rogers Creek community near Athens, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 19, 2011, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Edgar B. Sr. and Lonna Mae Thomas Bohannon, and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Boyd Bohannon, on Nov. 15, 1980; one stepdaughter, Vauna K. Laymance; and one stepson, Kelly Kuykendall.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens, where he was an active member of the Barnabas Sunday School Class. He was a former member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Agricultural Committee and as a former board member. He participated in the FFA programs and 4-H Club activities. He aided in establishing the first American Red Cross program in McMinn County, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a McMinn County High School graduate, where he was named a Boys State delegate, and was also a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural engineering and served as president of the U.T. Student Branch of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. He was the owner and chairman of the board of Dooley Tractor Company for 58 years, and also served on the Advisory Board for Ford-New Holland. He was past president of the Mid-South Farm Equipment Association, covering 13 states.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Kuykendall Bohannon of Athens; one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Dr. Scott McVey of Beatrice, Neb.; one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Kim Bohannon of Athens; one granddaughter, Rachel Ann Bohannon; six grandsons, Josh McVey, Caleb McVey, David McVey, John Paul McVey, Jonathan Thomas Bohannon and Isaac Bohannon; one stepdaughter and her husband, Myra and Leo McDermott of Dover, Del.; one stepson, Kirk Kuykendall of Athens; six step-grandsons and two step-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home & Cremation Service with Dr. Jason Clark officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leo McDermott, Benjhe Benton, Charlie Benton, Josh McVey, Caleb McVey, David McVey, John Paul McVey, Larry Malone, Richard Janow and Michael Laymance. Honorary pallbearers will be the Barnabas Class at First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Athens is serving the family of Edgar B. Bohannon Jr.
Edgar B Bohannon (1898 - 1982)
Lonna Mae Thomas Bohannon (1902 - 1978)
Phyllis Boyd Bohannon (1926 - 1980)
Created by: Glenda Rowland
Record added: Jan 19, 2011
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