In Memory of




Obituary for Luther Wayne Sliger

Graveside services for L. Wayne Sliger, 69 of Gainesboro will be held Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.  Interment will follow the service.

Mr. Sliger died Friday, October 19the at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga after a short illness.

He was born on October 26, 1949, to the late Luther E. Sliger and Betty Jo Sliger both from Cookeville.

Mr. Sliger was a retired electrician and a farmer. He loved the land, animals, and helping people when he could. He was a great man of great warmth and strength. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

His family included his wife Virginia Hoban Sliger (Gainesboro), brother Richard Sliger and his wife Tish (Cookeville), Sister Lou Ann Carter and her husband Alex (Hendersonville), four sons; Jim Sliger and wife Nikki (Texas), Tom Sliger and wife Nancy (Cookeville), Matt Sliger and wife Jaclyn (Algood), and Boone Sliger and wife Brandi (Cookeville), along with nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Ronald McDonald House.

Once I had a heart of stone
For it had surely lost its home
It could not love or wanted too
But into my life, then came you.

The stones began to fall away
As happiness began to fill my day
A feeling so sweet and special too
Could this be love, I pray it's true.

My heart now sings a song of love
For I know that it was sent from above
My heart is warm, there is no cold
Hard no more, but with wings of gold.

It soars above the sky so high
Sometimes I think of why and cry
My heart now sings a loving song
For the part of me, I thought was gone.

The gift that you have given me
Is so important, can't you see
No more sadness or being alone
For now, my heart returns home.