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Michael Loye Head

• Jan 5, 2019 at 4:20 PM

GRAY - Michael Loye Head, age 69, of Gray, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, January 04, 2019, from his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Michael was born in Stone Mountain, Georgia to the late Loye and Elizabeth Moseley Head.

Michael was devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather. He was a friend to everybody, was the rock of his family and was truly loved by many. Michael was a veteran of the United States Navy who served during the Vietnam era. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company where he was employed for 32 years.  He attended Wayland Freewill Baptist Church in Gray and was an avid fisherman. He will be truly missed by many.

Those left to cherish his memory include, his wife of 47 years, Beverly Kay Head, of the home; a son, Michael Head, of the home; two granddaughters, Whitney Castle, and her husband Heath, of Kingsport, Lauren Head, of Kingsport; two brothers, Richard Head, and his wife Joyce, of Murrayville, GA, Mark Head, and his wife Carol, of Calhoun, GA; one sister, Mildred Ballard, of Calhoun, GA; one sister-in-law, Debbie Nicholson, of Gray; one brother-in-law, Roger Hall, and his wife Janice. Several Nieces and nephews also survive along with his faithful companion, his dog Jake.

A celebration of life service will be held to honor Michaels life on Monday, January 07, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Wayland Freewill Baptist Church, 206 Harrwood Rd. Johnson City, with Bo Castle, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM prior to the service Monday at the Church, or at the residence at other times. 

An Entombment service will be conducted on Tuesday, January, 08, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Washington County Memory Gardens.  Military honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be selected from Nephews and friends. Those wishing to attend the Entombment service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 AM, Tuesday.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Harry and Peggy Hall and Jan and Dan Sutherland for all the love and support shown to Michael and his family during his illness.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, PO BOX 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Head and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Johnson City. Office 423-610-7171, service information and obituary line, 423-543-4917.

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