Fred M. Wandell, age 85, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Wandell was born in Wyoming, a son of the late John Wesley Wandell and Amy Devenberg Wandell Wagner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Angel Wandell; a brother, Wesley Wandell; and a sister, LaVonn Slagle.
Mr. Wandell retired from Great Lakes Research Corporation and was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. He was a past State President of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Tennessee and was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Ken Wandell and wife, Sheila, Elizabethton, and Steve Wandell, Knoxville; five grandchildren, Dr. Josh Wandell and wife, Tabitha, Neal Wandell and wife, Samantha, Elizabeth Wandell, Emily Wandell and Justin Wandell; five great grandchildren, Jayla Wandell, Drake Lytton, Deanndra Bordies, Taylor Long and J.T. Long; and one sister, Shirley Gentry, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Wandell will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Dr. Donald Mushayamunda, minister, officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Thursday.
The graveside service will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Adam Walton, Derrick Nave, Nathan Hardin, Kelly Geagley, T.J. Brown and Gary Blevins.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Therapy Department at Hillview Health Center, as well as the entire staff at Hillview Health Center, for all of the love and care shown to Mr. Wandell and the family.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to The Carter County Imagination Library, ? Elizabethton-Carter County Library, 201 N. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or to the local chapter of ALS Association, ? Kelly Geagley, 1116 Glenview Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Wandell family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.