Blaine Hartley

Published 4:34 pm Monday, September 3, 2018

Blaine Hartley, 100, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a son of the late Letcher Ruben and Virdie Fletcher Hartley and was born in Butler, Tenn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora June Pleasant Hartley; his oldest son, Blaine Edward Hartley; two sisters, Florence Hartley and Beatrice Baines Ketchem; a brother, Jonathan Hartley; a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Hartley; and three brothers-in-law, Herman Howard, Bill Kemp and James Baines.
Mr. Hartley was a decorated veteran of the United States Army, having served his country during WWII and receiving the Purple Heart. He loved to work in the garden, and on old cars, and enjoyed being outdoors. He was committed to his faith, and was known for his honesty and integrity. He was a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish his memory include three children, Evelyn Hartley Hawk (Clayton) of Elizabethton, Barbara Shipley (Ronald) of Huntersville, N.C., and Dr. Gale Hartley (Leslie) of Mountain City; four brothers, James Hartley of Knoxville, Roby Hartley (Ethel) of Maryville, Kenneth Hartley (Jeanne) of Elizabethton and Martin Hartley (Wanda) of Knoxville; two sisters, Ruth Howard of Williamsburg, Va., and Margaret Kemp of Portland, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Ann Hartley of Soddy-Daisy; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mr. Hartley was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 2, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Gale Hartley officiating. Music was under the direction of John Brookshire, Chris Cain, Kyle Smith, Doug Hartley, Neal Hartley and John Hartley. The family received friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the home of his daughter, Evelyn Hawk, at other times. The graveside service and interment was conducted on Tuesday, September 4, at 1:30 p.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Ron Owens delivering a eulogy. Military Honors were provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers were his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were the Pastor and Deacons of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to support his love of missions to Bethany Baptist Church, c/o Missions Fund, 5950 Highway 67, Mountain City, TN 37683. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mr. Hartley and his family are in the care of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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