J. “Danny” Vandergriff, of Hixson, died on Friday, January 4, 2013. He was 62.
Danny was born in Hixson, and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a 1967 graduate of Chattanooga City High School. Danny was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, an Eagle Scout and was a recipient of the Order of the Arrow, which recognizes Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. He was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church where he met everyone with a smile, firm handshake or hug. Danny was truly a talented artist.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Vandergriff.
Danny is survived by his mother, Mildred Shipley Vandergriff; siblings, Mel and wife, Angie Vandergriff and Pam Vandergriff; his special cousin, Judy Shipley.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, and 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Services for Danny will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at the North Chapel with Pastor Reed Shell, Reverend Paul Longmire and Reverend Edward Snodgrass officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.