Dewey Lee “Gomer” Hartley

Published 9:00 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dewey Lee “Gomer” Hartley, 69, of Elizabethton “walked” home to be with his Lord, Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Carlee William and Rosalee Vines Hartley.
“Gomer” was a retired employee of Snap-on Tools and was of the Baptist faith.
“Gomer” loved playing music with his friends and enjoyed listening to bluegrass music. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, L.D. Hartley and Jessie Hartley, and a sister, Maxine Whaley.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hartley, of the home; three daughters, Norma Garrison and husband Mark, Elizabethton, Lorie Canter and husband David, Johnson City, and Glinia Creasey and husband Doug, Elizabethton; grandchildren, Matthew Canter, Jacob Garrison, Kaylee Garrison, Kristen Creasey and Joshua Creasey; brothers, R.L. Hartley, Dennis Hartley, Gene Hartley and Carroll Hartley; sisters, Cindy Phillips, Hazel Clawson and Lucille Gardner; and a special sister-in-law, Wanda Buckles. Several nieces and nephews and his loyal companion, “Molly,” also survive.
A Celebration of Life Service to honor the life of Dewey Lee “Gomer” Hartley will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Howard Estep, Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Rev. Buddy Street officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the residence at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be June Andrews, Gary Cable, Dale Guinn, Bobby Guinn, Shane Guinn and Ken Carter. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Hartley family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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