Ernest Cartwright, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in the Hospice Care Center.
He was a 1970 graduate of Howard High School and continued his education at Chattanooga State Community College.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Willie Cartwright, Jr. and Dennis Cartwright; and father, Willie Cartwright.
Survivors include his sons, Anthony Cartwright of Savannah, GA and Dewayne Cartwright of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren; mother, Christine Cartwright of Decatur, AL; brothers, Michael Cartwright, Kelvin (Brenda) Cartwright, and Rodney (Terrie) Cartwright; sisters, Linda (Claude) Nix, Margaret Williams, Sherry Cartwright, and Karen Jackson, all of Chattanooga; aunt, Betty Cartwright of Tanner, AL; friend, Clairetta Hayes of Chattanooga; a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Ernest will lie in state on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Robert Jones as the eulogist.
Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.