Funeral services for Mr. Dalton V. Heatherly, age 81 of the Pocahontas community will be conducted Friday, October 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother David Haley officiating.
Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery with Military Honors.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mr. Heatherly passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 4, 1932 in Coffee County, one of eight children born to the late Ernest Heatherly and Laura Rogers Heatherly. He was raised in Coffee County and graduated from high school in May of 1950. While growing up, he worked on his family’s 65 acre farm, plowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting numerous crops to include corn, hay and potatoes. He also tended to livestock and poultry. This early beginning of farming would become a past time for him in years to come. Mr. Heatherly was drafted into the United States Navy in 1955 and was honorably discharged on November 21, 1961.
During these years, his life would change when he met the love of his life, Miss Nada Garner. The two dated for several months and were married on December 24, 1958 and soon thereafter began their family. Mr. Heatherly was a skilled brick mason having retired from General Masonry in Nashville after many years. He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers since 1965 and also enjoyed restoring old Massey Ferguson tractors as a hobby. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed by all. He attended the Pocahontas Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Wesley Heatherly, Alta Henegar, Lillard Heatherly, Kathleen Simpson, Hazel Gann, and Ed Heatherly.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Nada Heatherly; two daughters and sons-in-law; Judy Heatherly Spry and husband, Roger Spry of Woodbury, TN; Sherry Heatherly Barrett and husband, Chris Barrett of Altamont, TN; seven grandchildren; Brittany Barrett, Ashley Spry, Dalton Barrett, Austin Spry, Shannon Barrett, Amy Spry and Madison Barrett. Also surviving is a brother, Stroud Heatherly and his wife, Murelene of Nashville, TN and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Compassus.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Dalton V. Heatherly.