Dorothy “Dot” Heggie, of Signal Mountain, died on November 18, 2021, at the age of 93.
Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Hunter D. Heggie, a daughter, Alyson Heggie Crouch, grandson, Hunter Hamilton Crouch, her parents, Horace Greely Killebrew and Etta Mae Killebrew and four of her six siblings, Donald Killebrew, Ronald Killebrew, Horace Killebrew, and Lloyd Killebrew.
Dot was born in Damascus, Ga., on Aug. 1, 1928. She attended school there, graduating as valedictorian of her senior class. She then attended Georgia State College for Women. After teaching school for a year, she moved to Atlanta to pursue other interests. It was there where she met her future husband, Hunter Heggie. Following their wedding, they spent three years in St. Louis, Missouri and one year in Birmingham, Al., before settling in Chattanooga.
While raising a growing family, Dot attended UTC where she earned a BS in Human Services Management. She then earned a real estate broker’s license. She became broker/manager of Crye-Leike’s Signal Mountain office, a position she held for some 30 years.
In addition to serving in different capacities (including serving on the board) of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors, she was also involved in several civic organizations and service organizations. Among them were the Downtown Kiwanis Club. She served as president of the Board for Habitat for Humanity.
Dot was an active member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher in the Youth Department, Sunday School Superintendent, an active member of the choir and Chair of the Music Committee.
Pursuing her love of music, she was a member of the Chattanooga Symphony Chorus and for many years a member of the Signal Mountain Glee Club.
Dot is survived by her sons, Daryl (Donna) Heggie of Kennesaw, Georgia; Dalton Heggie of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Chris (Mary) Heggie of High Point, North Carolina; and grandson Ryan Heggie of High Point, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37402 designated to be used for the ministry of the donor’s choice.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, at First Centenary United Methodist Church with Dr. Mark Gooden and the Rev. Laura Shearer officiating.
Burial will follow at the National Cemetery at 1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, Tn.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.