Tirey, Jackson Ellis

Monday, December 24, 2012


Jackson Ellis Tirey, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Hospice Care Center.

Mr. Tirey graduated from Walker High School in Jasper, Ala., and Auburn University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954.

He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ having served as a deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of Clear Creek Church of Christ in Hixson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson and Lou Ella Ellis Tirey; sisters, Ora Knight, Jessie Lollar and Virginia Sartain and brother, Clyde Tirey.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Lou; sons, Kenneth (Bonnie) Tirey of Greenville, S.C., and Gregory Tirey; daughter, Donna (Timothy) Commers of Chattanooga; grandsons, Joshua, Kaleb and Nathan Commers, many nieces and nephews; sister, Bettye Garrett of Jasper.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.



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