HAMPTON — Randy Lynn Montgomery, 47, of 209 Dave Simerly Road, Hampton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
He was a son of the late George and Earlene Wilson Montgomery and was born in Elizabethton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Glenn Simerly; and a sister-in-law, Amanda Simerly Shell.
Mr. Montgomery was a 1982 graduate of Hampton High School. He was an employee of Alemite Corporation and was a member of Limestone Cove First Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed working on cars, gardening, cooking, spending time with his family and serving in his church.
Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Melody Montgomery; one son, Nicholas George Montgomery; two brothers, Fred Montgomery and his wife, Kathy, Rick Montgomery and his girlfriend, Donna Dye, all of Elizabethton; mother-in-law, Barbara Simerly, Hampton; four brothers-in-law, David Simerly and his wife, Tammy, Richard Shell and Doug Huskins, all of Elizabethton, John Simerly, Hampton; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Montgomery will be conducted at 8:00 PM on Sunday, December 11, 2011, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. JC Sheets and Rev. Dwayne Riddle officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sandra and Whitney Tipton, Juanita Simmons and Elmer Ray Roberts.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Sunday prior to the service in the chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of Mr. Montgomery’s mother-in-law, Barbara Simerly, 201 Dave Simerly Road, Hampton, at other times.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 12th, at the Whitehead Cemetery in Hampton. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 9:15 AM on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Benfield, Chris Hodges, Robbie Tolley, Greg Holtsclaw, Tony Bennett, Scott Beaver, Billy Smith, Brandon Hodges, Sid Smith and Jerry Irick. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Montgomery, Scotty Montgomery, Daniel Phillips, his church family at Limestone Cove First Free Will Baptist Church and his friends at Alemite Corporation.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Free Will Baptist Ministries, Inc., 90 Stanley Lane, Greeneville, TN, 37746-6066, ATTN: Children’s Ministry.
Condolences may be sent to the family electronically by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and by signing the guest book, or by fax (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office (423) 542-2232; Obituary line 543-4917.