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Johnny Dean Bettis

Death 6 Sep 1999 (aged 53)
Burial Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Plot JJ, 1, 5
Memorial ID 363890 · View Source
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Johnny Dean Bettis, 53, of Hardin Drive, died Monday at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home.

Mr. Bettis was a native of Greeneville, a son of Daisy Lowe Bettis Tomlinson of Greeneville and the late Clarence "Pete" Bettis.

He was a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.

Mr. Bettis was a U.S. Navy SEAL and served in the Vietnam War. He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

He was a nurse's assistant at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters: Denah Shirey of Greenville, S.C., and Cindy Downer of Houston, Texas; a grandson: Kenneth Downer of Houston; three brothers: Clarence "Jack" Bettis, Ted Bettis and Wayne Bettis, all of Greeneville; five sisters: Barbara Livesay, Vivian Fillers, Nancy Conner, Martha Franklin and Shirley Seaton, all of Greeneville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Collier, and twin sisters, Patsy Bettis and Peggy Bettis.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 Thursday morning at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.

The funeral service will follow visitation at 11 o'clock with interment in Mountain Home National Cemetery. Dr. Gene Lasley will officiate.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Gray, Jack Bettis, Ted Bettis, Wayne Bettis, Tim Tipton and Lonnie Livesay.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.




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  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 363890
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Dean Bettis (24 Nov 1945–6 Sep 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 363890, citing Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tnbreeze (contributor 47216938) .