John Gilbert Bottoms, 64, of Midway, died Tuesday, April 29, at Candler/St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah after a short illness.
A native of Springfield, Ill., he lived in Midway for 36 years. Mr. Bottoms was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Army
, and was medically retired from civil service with the Georgia National Guard. He was Baptist by faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie Barnett Bottoms; brothers, Donald Bottoms and Danny Bottoms.
He is survived by his daughter, Amanda B. Propes (Charles) of Midway; two sons, Thomas Bottoms (Wendy) of Sanford, NC, and Matthew Bottoms (Tabitha) of Guyton; mother, Leatta Lee Bottoms of Reidsville; brothers, Terry Bottoms and Earl Bottoms; sisters, Shareena McKinney, Shirley Sutherland, Leanna Bounsana, Julie Arnold and Janet Cook; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Josh May officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Propes, Jeff Hines, Steve Cutler, Wayne Browning, Lloyd James and Austin Black.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.