DeBord, Neil Bayless

WW II Veteran Retired From Combustion Engineering

Monday, February 23, 2009

Neil Bayless DeBord, 87, of Hixson, died on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.

He was born in Pikeville, Tn., on Jan. 3, 1922, to the late Posey H. DeBord and Amanda Bayless DeBord.

He was a WWII veteran, having served in the 475th AAA AW BN A/T. He was retired from Combustion Engineering and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hixson.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, H.P. DeBord and Raymond DeBord, both of Pikeville, Tn., and great-grandson, James Robert Edmonson.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris Mae DeBord, of Hixson; sister, Louise DeBord Cobble, of Pikeville; sons, Ronnie N. DeBord and wife, Connie, of Hixson, Timothy J. DeBord and wife, Edie, of London, Ky.; daughter, Jean Dunham and husband, Wayne, of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Robbie Livingston, Norman DeBord, Tammy Messengale, Rhonda Dobbs, T.J. Dobbs, Caroline DeBord, and Joshua DeBord; great-grandchildren, B.J. Daughtrey, April Wright, Jake Livingston, Noah Livingston, Brianna Dobbs, and Haley Dobbs.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Joe Guthrie officiating.
Interment will follow the service at John M. Hixson Cemetery.

His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, Tn. 37379.


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