Leslie Thomas “Les” Head

Published 4:02 pm Thursday, August 19, 2021

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Leslie Thomas “Les” Head, 74, Elizabethton, passed away at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born in Elizabethton to the late John R. and Hattie Hill Head.
Leslie attended Hampton High School. Everyone that knew Les knew he was a wheeler-dealer in cars. Les loved cars and camping. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Gene Head, Hannah Carter, Viola Morgan, Ernest Head and Ella Mae Jackson.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Debbie Hughes Head; a brother and sister-in-law, RL and Helen Head, a sister-in-law, Connie Hughes; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his best friend, Gene Putman; and also his fur babies, Sadie, Jodee and Mia.
Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harvey White and the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who were requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday were, Eddie Guinn, Billy Hodge, Scott Johnson, Brad Honeycutt, Billy Bowers, Freddy Julian, Keith Hughes and Lynn Humphrey. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Putman, Dwight “Matterman” Birchfield, Grady Hill, Bill Vaught, Keith Bowers Sr., Luther Norris, Bob McClain, Mike Blevins, Rick Whitehead and Harry “B” Crowe. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, doctors and nurses of the ER, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, nurses of the PCU, friends and neighbors. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, prior to the service. Everyone was asked to please wear a mask. Family and friends assembled at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Head family.

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