Obituaries

Patrick Blake "The Phoenix" Sharrock, 15, Lakeview

Patrick Blake "The Phoenix" Sharrock age 15, of Lakeview passed away at his home Friday – September 15, 2017.

Patrick was born in Fort Oglethorpe and was a lifelong resident of Northwest Georgia. He was a sophomore at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School where he was the class president and known as The Phoenix. Patrick was known and loved by thousands of friends. Some people would say; you may not be smiling before Patrick came in the room, but you were sure to be smiling while he was in the room from his humor and contagious smile. He was very active at school and in the community. He was a programming intern with Mojang for Minecraft, in the honors and gifted class, a member of the Miracle League of Whitfield County and helped start and form the Miracle League of Chattanooga, a poster child for The Alhambra Shriners, honorary member of the Dark Empire and Rebel Legion of the 501st Costuming Group. The featured and honored guest of Extreme Makeover Edition in 2011. He enjoyed giving back to the community by supporting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the annual Riverbend Festival, the Shrine Circus, the Creative Discovery Museum and the Chattanooga Zoo.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather: James David Pedigo and aunt: Jamie Pedigo Crowder.

Patrick is loved by and will be missed by his parents: Michael and Cynthia Sharrock, sister Karey Taylor all of Lakeview, sister: Katie Taylor of Chickamauga, GA, grandparents: Bobby and Shirley Sharrock of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, Gail Tinney Pedigo of Chickamauga, GA, aunt: Stacy Sharrock Yakimowich, cousins: Alex and Nicholas Yakimowich all of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, uncle: James McArthur of Lakeview, GA, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: At the funeral home Sunday from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Monday from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Funeral services: At the Northwest Georgia Amphitheatre located behind The Colonade at 4:00 pm Monday – September 18, 2017 with Brent James and Billy Christol officiating.

Burial: Tuesday – September 19, 2017 at 12 noon in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South - Rossville, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation at P.O. Box 824061 Philadelphia, PA 19182 or the Alhambra Shrine Temple Bus Unit at 1000 Alhambra Drive – Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Arrangements: W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Charles "Pete" Dickerson, 80, Guild, Tenn.

Charles "Pete" Dickerson, 80, of Guild, TN. passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. He was an avid bass fisherman and a member of the American Legion. He was a father of five, Pawpaw to four, and "the cool Uncle" to many nieces and nephews. He was born in Long Island, AL. and lived as an adult in Chattanooga and Guild, TN.

Pete served his country and community his entire life. He served in the US Army from 1956-1968 (SGT E5). While in the Army, he sang and played guitar in a band in Germany for two of those years with his fellow military brothers. He retired from the Chattanooga Police Department (1968-1983) where he received officer of the year in 1973, was the city’s first to train from the police force as a first responder with EMT training, and one of the first "Sharpshooters" in the police academy.

After retiring from the police department, he went on to work as a Chattanooga bondsman for several years before going on to work for Hamilton County Corrections where he soon became the county’s first felony probation officer. He retired from the county in 2004.

Pete was a loving Daddy, devoted friend, and was loved and respected by many people in Chattanooga.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, David and Sarah Lawson Dickerson; brother Carl Dickerson; two sisters, Opal Hardin and Inez Goodwin.

He is survived by his children, Lacy Maselle, PJ Dickerson, Debbie Evans, Charles "Dickie" Dickerson and Chuck Clark; loving companion, Cindy Thompson; four grandchildren; one great grandchild.

Memorial service: With honors, 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visit the online Guestbook @ www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Johnny Ray Lingerfelt Jr., 48, Cleveland, Tenn.

Johnny Ray Lingerfelt Jr., 48 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Christian faith. He was a Truck Driver for most of his life and was currently employed with Pasco Trucking Company. He loved spending time outdoors, being around friends & family and was a true shade tree mechanic. He was a loving and devoted son, father, brother and grandfather who will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dortha Lane; brother, Mike Cox and nephew, Eric Butler.

Survivors include his parents, Johnny Ray & Louise Lingerfelt, Sr. of Rossville, GA; daughters, Tabatha & Keith White of Chatsworth, GA and Christina Lingerfelt of Rossville, GA; brother, Jamie Lane of Ringgold, GA; sisters, Sherry Butler of Trenton, GA and Donna & Scott Lockwood of Ringgold, GA; 8 grandchildren; special friend, Pat Rogers and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family & friends.

Funeral services: Noon, Tuesday, September 20, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Bro. Pat Rogers officiating.

Burial: Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

Visitation: Monday from 1-7 p.m. and prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Ft. Oglethorpe.

Johnny Cecil Walden Sr., 84, Flintstone

Johnny Cecil Walden Sr., 84, of Flintstone, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and was the Supervisor for NK Lawn & Garden for many years. Johnny loved spending time outdoors, working on his farm and taking care of his animals. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Carrie Walden; wife, Virginia Lee Walden; 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Survivors include his two sons, John Walden, Jr. of Flintstone, GA and Jackie & Vicky Walden of East Ridge, TN; several grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family & friends.

Funeral services: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

Burial: Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

Visitation: After 4 p.m. on Tuesday and prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.