Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 12:31 pm
The Messenger, September 10, 2012
Cletus Odel Montgomery, 87, of Samburg died 2:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 2012, at Union City Manor Nursing Home.
Services were set for 2 p.m. today at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. The Revs. Jerry Leggett and George Hutchison were to officiate and burial was to follow in Antioch Cemetery near Hornbeak.
Pallbearers were to be Jason Montgomery, Robert Clemmons, Duke Montgomery, Donnie Mont-gomery, Gary Montgomery and Doug Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jerry Grady, Raymond Morris, Charles Harris, Golden Mathis, Bobby Rankin, Roland Davis, Bobby Crocker, Jimmy Bell, Jim Pate, Tommy Jerden and James “Bubba” Smith.
He was born Nov. 2, 1924, in Obion County, the oldest son of the late Amos Etheridge and Beulah Ann (Morris) Montgomery. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and of the Assembly of God faith. He served as an Obion County commissioner for 18 years, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II.
He is survived by two daughters and his son-in-law, Patricia Nell (Montgomery) Dotson and Kitty (Montgomery) and David Rhoades Jr., all of Samburg; his son and daughter-in-law, Teddy and Joanne Montgomery of Troy; his stepdaughter and her husband, Cathy and Tony Vazquez of Troy; his sister, Charlotte Hogg of Samburg; five brothers, Dennis Montgomery of Troy, Dan “Wart” Montgomery of Samburg, Wayne Montgomery of the Hop In community and Hale C. Montgomery and Eddie Montgomery, both of Union City; five grandchildren, Jason Montgomery of Troy, Ginger Dotson of Jackson, Robert Clemmons of Obion, Amber Clemmons of Samburg and Teresa Grissom of Nashville; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Corey Montgomery; his stepson, Gerald Di Chiara; three brothers, Paul Richard Montgomery, Duke Montgomery and Donnell Montgomery; and his infant sister, Imer Sue Montgomery.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.