JERRY LEE TAWWATER, age 72, of Tullahoma, Tenn., departed this life on Friday, November 30, 2012, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville following an extended illness.

Mr. Tawwater was born in Fayetteville, Tenn. To the late Herman L. and Thelma Barnes Tawwater.

Mr. Tawwater was the owner of Mr. Used Cars in Tullahoma.  He was in automobile sales for approximately 48 years.  Mr. Tawwater enjoyed talking with people and was a real “people person”.  He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie D. Tawwater, infant brother, Richard L. Tawwater and infant sister, Vickie L. Tawwater.

He is survived by his sons; Ricky (Pam) Tawwater, Donnie (Cherry) Tawwater ,  daughters; Belinda L. Paul all of Tullahoma, Theresa (David) Green of Estill Springs, Tenn., mother of his children and friend, Betty Hickerson Nelms of Tullahoma, sister, Shirley Phillips of Harlan, Ky, special friend, Joyce Smith of Decherd and adopted family, David and Brenda Race of Tullahoma.  Grandchildren; Heather Masters, Lance Tawwater, Rebecca (Derrick) Crutchfield, Kenny Thompson, T.J. (Amanda) Smith, Jay (Christy) Caldwell, Amanda Green, Jacob Green,  and Brandi Hershman, 13-great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Mr. Tawwater is scheduled for 5:00-9:00 P.M. Saturday evening December 1, 2012 in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday evening, December 2,  in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Jack Lambert officiating.

Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens concluding the service with a dove release.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network or the American Lung Association by contacting Grant Funeral Services.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.