John Herron “Johnny” Biddle

John Herron “Johnny” Biddle

Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Death 6 Nov 2013 (aged 90)
McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, USA
Burial McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 119901665 · View Source
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John Biddle
(December 16, 1922 - November 6, 2013)

Mr. John Herron Biddle, age 90 of McMinnville, TN (Wayside Community) died Wednesday, November 06, 2013 at N.H.C. Health Care in McMinnville. Born on December 16, 1922 in Chattanooga, TN, he was a former manager of Mid-South Casket and Funeral Supply, former and first fulltime executive director with the McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, city manager and city Judge for the City of McMinnville, long term member of Wayside Community Improvement Club, and former Church of Christ minister, song leader. He was a member of Bybee Branch Church of Christ where he previously taught Bible School Class. He served his country, first enlisting in the U.S. Army - Air Corp. during WWII where he was shot down over Germany and became a POW, and he later retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant with 24 years of service. During his military career, he flew 49 missions as flight engineer and gunner with 453rd Bomb Squadron, participated in special air missions, and served in the area of administrative management. He was a member of the VFW and often spoke at Veteran's events, POW-MIA events, and occasionally at schools, and attended two Prisoner of War reunions. Mr. Biddle was preceded in death by his parents William T. and Mary E. Cunningham Biddle, brother William Biddle who was a decorated World War II veteran, and wife of 62 years Pearl Golden Biddle.

He is survived by his children John Nelson Biddle of Nashville, TN and Anita Gail (Don) Covan of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren Scott Covan of Houston, TX, David (Brittany) Covan of Tallahassee, FL, and John Herron "Bo" (Jen) Biddle, II of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren Kendal Covan, Kaz Covan, and John Ryder Biddle; brother David (Ernestine) Biddle of Dallas, TX; and sister Rita Johnson of Birmingham, AL.

Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, November 09, 2013 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tony Lawrence will officiate. Entombment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Military Grave Rites will be administered by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. The Biddle Family will receive friends on Friday from 4 PM until 8 PM and again on Saturday from 10 AM until 11 AM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gospel Broadcasting Network.

Online condolences may be made at

24-Hour Obituary Information Line is 931-473-5700.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.

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Gravesite Details U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection Name: John Biddle Gender: Male Age at Death: 90 Date of Birth: 16 Dec 1922 Birth Place: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Date of Death: 6 Nov 2013 Source Location


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 119901665
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Herron “Johnny” Biddle (16 Dec 1922–6 Nov 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 119901665, citing Mountain View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Joe Blanton (contributor 47074589) .