William Hargis

Obituary of William Hargis

Manchester, Tennessee – Mr. William Raymond Hargis, 90, passed away Wednesday Novemer 21 2018 at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville.  He was born in Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee on February 10, 1928 to William Lee Hargis and Thelma Troxler Hargis who preceded him in death along with his wife, Doris Brown Hargis; great granddaughter, Randi LaShay Hargis.


Raymond was a US Army veteran.  He was a 1946 graduate of Grundy County High School and attended The Univeristy of Tennessee at Knoxville and Chattanooga and Peabody College.  He had served as principal at Palmer School and taught at Grundy County High School.  He served as Grundy County Court Clerk for 10 years and Grundy County Superintendent of Schools for 13 years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.


He is survived by his daughter, Deborah and her husband, Charles of Manchester; son, Jody and his wife Dee Hargis of Monteagle; grandchildren, Jared and his wife Shannon Hargis, Tallman Boyd, Harrison and his wife Allyson Boyd; great grandson, Ethan Hargis; step-grandchildren, Victoria and Kenji Kato.


Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Willie Childers officiating with burial to follow in the Swiss Colony Cemetery.  Visitation: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

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