Eilders, Lon Lester, Sr.

Chattanooga Police Officer And U.S. Army Veteran

  • Friday, August 4, 2023
Lon Lester Eilders, Sr.
Lon Lester Eilders, Sr.

Lon Lester Eilders, Sr., 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2023.

Born in Freeport, Il., Mr. Eilders has been a resident of Chattanooga for most of his life.

He retired as a police officer from the City of Chattanooga after 40 years of service.

A veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam, Mr. Eilders was a lifetime member of the Chattanooga Rifle Club and was also a member of the Chattanooga Friends Meeting.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Eilders.

He will be remembered as a loving and devoted father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family.

Survivors are his children, Caitlin (Joshua) Grady; and Lon Eilders II.; four grandchildren, Rayna, Hayden, Damien and Olivia all of Chattanooga.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Mark Windon and Gretchen Hillis officiating.

You may share condolence with the family at www.heritagechattanooga.com

The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

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