Roger Wayne Bohannon, 79, of Cookeville, passed away on Monday, October 7, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from complications following a stroke. He was born on June 16, 1940.
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He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vivian Bohannon, daughter Vicki (husband, Charles) Stockton and son,
Derek (wife, Carol) Bohannon.
He is also survived by four grandchildren,
Sarah (husband, Kenneth) Morgan, Ethan (wife, Emily) Bohannon, Jonathan Bohannon, and Bethany Bohannon, as well as, great-grandchildren Lila Morgan and Ezra Bohannon.
Roger is also survived by his two nieces Tricia Dianne Hall Howe, and Lisa Gaye Hall.
Roger was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Bohannon and his mother Elva Ramsey Bohannon, stepmother Buena Rockwell Bohannon, his only sister and brother-in-law, Gaynell and David Hall as well as an aunt, several uncles, and cousins.
Roger was a graduate of Algood High School. He owned and operated Economy Motors for over 25 years in Cookeville. He attended Eastwood Baptist Church. Roger worked hard to provide for his family. He enjoyed getting together with his family and friends to visit and enjoy good food. As a boy, Roger helped his father grow gladiolus which they sold to Gunnell’s Florist.
A single or small bunch of gladiolus would be nice as Roger did not have a favorite charity, or you may donate to your favorite charity in his name.
Pallbearers will be Charles Stockton, Charlie Cobble, Scottie Roberts, Fred Breeding, Ethan Bohannon, and Jonathan Bohannon.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10, from 5-8 pm at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 11 at 3:00 pm, from the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, with Bro. David Wayne Copeland officiating. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Cemetery.