George T. Church

Published 8:56 am Friday, December 16, 2016

George T. Church, 91, of Hampton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 15, 2016. George was born in Avery County, N.C., to the late Henry and Lanta McGuire Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Alice Clawson Church, in 2008; his son, Michael T. Church; two brothers, James Clifford Church and Floyd Russell “Bill” Church; and his step-mother, Retha Walsh Church.
George worked in the Tool & Die Department of General Motors and was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. He was a loyal and faithful member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM for over 60 years, where he had also served as Past Master.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter-in-law, Pat Church, of Hampton; two grandsons, David Church and wife Shea, Maryville, and Aaron Church and wife Ashley, Johnson City; and two granddaughters, Rachel Tester and husband Brian, Hampton, and Rebecca Church, Elizabethton. Six great-grandchildren also survive.
A service to honor the life of George T. Church will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 19, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. David Seibenaler, minister, officiating. Masonic services will follow the service and will be provided by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from noon until 1 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the residence of his daughter-in-law, Pat Church, 602 Main Street, Hampton, Tenn. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Valley Forge Christian Church Children’s Fund, 114 VF Christian Church Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book or by fax at (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Church family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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