Gardner, Dorsey "W.D."

Monday, January 14, 2013
Dorsey Gardner
Dorsey Gardner

Dorsey Gardner, also known as W.D., 82, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Dorsey was married to his high school sweetheart. They were married for 63 years when he died. He took great pride and pleasure in his marriage and in the many trips and visits with his three children and two grandchildren.

He graduated from Central High School in 1949, achieving all- state football honors as well as being named to coach Red Etter's all-time Central High school team. He also excelled in baseball and was an officer of his senior class. Dorsey graduated from the University of Chattanooga, and was a charter member of St. Jude Church. He volunteered with many volunteer organizations including the Room In The Inn, Chattanooga Food Bank, Contact Crisis Center, Chambliss Home for Children Project Sunshine, and Catholic Charities.

A longtime DuPont employee, Dorsey won the respect, trust and love of his fellow workers. He cared deeply about his family and friends. He was a kind, giving man who will be missed by many and fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Dorsey was preceded in his death by his parents, Frank Leslie Gardner and Virginia Ophelia Gardner, sister, Imogene Virginia Gardner (Bob) Jones and brothers, Leslie Oren (Thelma) Gardner and Frank Julian (Ginny) Gardner and nephew, James Michel Gardner.

Dorsey is survived by his wife, Margaret Pryor Gardner, his sister, Carolyn Gardner Wilson Martin; his daughter, Angline-Angie- Virginia Gardner (John) Payne, and sons, Steven Dorsey (Colleen) Gardner and Alan Gregory (Tay) Gardner; his grandson, Zachary Steven Gardner; and his granddaughter, Hannah Colleen Gardner; sister-in- law, Clara Ethel Pryor Howland, and brothers-in-law, John McClellan Pryor, Dr. Joseph Albert (Carol Ann) Pryor and Fred Herron (Marilyn) Pryor; his bonus grandson, Gregory Jonathan (Tiaa) Payne, his bonus great–grandson, Jonathan Tyler Payne and his bonus great-granddaughter, Lyndsay Erin Payne. He has a niece and nephews, great and great- great nieces and nephews who brought him much joy.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Charlie Burton officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel. There will also be visitation at St. Jude at 10 a.m. before the mass on Wednesday.

The interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga TN 37415 or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. 

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.



Suggs, Rosa Mae

Rosa Mae Suggs passed away on October 14, 2017. She was born in Leighton, Al. She is survived by her son, Big Ben Suggs. Funeral services will be held at Greater Tucker Baptist Church at n oon  on  Oct. 23 . Visitation will take place at  10 a.m.  on the same day of service. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Arrangements are by ... (click for more)

Hood, Linda Joyce

Linda Joyce Hood, 52, passed away on October 19, 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.   Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

McDaniel, Barbara Ray (Ringgold)

Barbara Ray McDaniel, age 89, of Ringgold, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2017. She was a member of Clearview Baptist Church and the Senior Citizens Sunshine Club. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Cassie Elliott; husband, E.S. “Shirley” McDaniel; and brothers, J.T. and Junior Elliott.  She is survived by her children, Linda Watkins, Jerry ... (click for more)

Bowman, Betty Miller (Cleveland)

Betty Miller Bowman, 89, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in a local health care facility.   She was lifetime member of Candies Creek Baptist Church.  She was a retired corporate secretary and bookkeeper with NCR Corporation in Chattanooga for 16 years and Coppinger Color Lab in Cleveland for 7 years. She was the daughter of the late ... (click for more)

Man Shot Multiple Times In Cleveland; Jesus Teague, 14, Is Arrested

On Saturday, at 6:12 a.m., Cleveland Police Department responded to 1210 Elrod Place SE in reference to a domestic disturbance.   A man sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Erlanger by Life Force. His condition is stable, at this time.   The suspect, Jesus Tyler Teague, 14, was located and was in custody as of 3:25 p.m. ... (click for more)

Travis Caslin, 42, Shot While Walking Along South Willow Street

Chattanooga Police said a man was shot on Friday night while walking along South Willow Street.   The victim was identified as Travis Caslin, 42.   At 7:37 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers were called to a local hospital after a person showed up with a gunshot wound.   Police were informed that the victim's condition was non-life threatening. ... (click for more)