8/17/12 — Joe Byron Mansfield

Joe Byron Mansfield, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, August 13th, 2012 at his residence, at the age of 82.

Mr. Mansfield was born in Palmersville, TN to the late Sylvester Atlas “Beck” Mansfield and Ada Adell Ross Mansfield and was a Steward and member of Walnut Grove Methodist Church in South Fulton, TN.  He served in the United States Navy, was also a member of the A.E.M.T.C. Union and the American Legion Post 43. He was formerly employed at Union Carbide located in Padukah, KY and was a power dispatcher for A.E.D.C.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Mansfield is preceded in death by two brothers, Ross Mansfield and Billy Mansfield.

He is survived by his wife, Clareda Mansfield; one daughter, Terri Mansfield Bainbridge of Nashville; three sons, Joel Mansfield and wife Brenda, Tim Mansfield and wife Viva, and Jonny Mansfield and wife Karen all of Tullahoma; one brother, Bobby Mansfield and wife Patsy of Martin, TN; three sisters, Sherry Ross and husband Paul of Greenfield, TN, Jerry Sandvig of Fort Myers, FL, Judy Cody and husband Tom of ME; five grandchildren, James Mansfield, Laurie Perry, Amanda Wright, Sarah Mansfield, and Dustin Mansfield; six great-grandchildren, Will, Emalee, Samuel, Andrew, Hayley, and Landon.

Visitation will be held at Kilgore Funeral Home on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm.

Funeral Services are Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 11:00am in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Jimmy Wright and Bro. Jimmy Hodge officiating.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

For those who wish donations can be made to the Junior Diabetic Research Foundation at WWW.jdrf.org or by mailing donation to JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 1004 or the Wounded Warriors Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.