Lee Hall was put to death on Thursday night for the 1991 murder of his girlfriend.
Hall, of Chattanooga, had chosen the electric chair rather than lethal injection.
The execution was carried out after his appeals options ran out, including the governor and the U.S. Appeals Court.
He was convicted for setting fire to girlfriend Traci Crozier. He threw a lit container of gas into her vehicle on April 17, 1991. She was burned all over her body and died the next day.
Hall spent 28 years on death row.
At first he opted not to appeal, then he later began a round of appeals.
His attorneys said he lost his sight from glaucoma while in prison.
Hall later expressed remorse for killing Ms. Crozier, who had left him due to the abusive relationship.