A native of Coffee County, he is the son of the late Thomas R. and Jimmie Lou Guthrie Ghea.
He was a retired driver and technician with Cumberland Heights, a brave Army Veteran, having served his country in the Korean War, and was of the Christian faith.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by five brothers, Lewis, Charlie, Johnny, Elmer, and Alton Ghea, two sisters Dorothy Frazier, Ann Ghea, and one half- sister Mamie Holder.
He is survived by one daughter, Renee McMahan of Manchester, two sons, Mickey Ghea of Tullahoma and Eddie Ghea of Manchester, five grandchidren, and one brother Kenneth Ghea of Nashville.
Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.