Tigner Robert Tigner, 79, of Ocean Blvd. East, Greeneville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at his home. He retired from Yellow Freight. Mr. Tigner was a member of Limestone Free Will Baptist Church where he attended as long as his health permitted. He was very active in church, being involved in the senior citizen ministry, a bus driver, singing in the choir, and always willing to help others. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Jane Tigner; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob Tigner, Ray and Pam Tigner, Jim and Brenda Tigner; daughters and son-in-law, Janice Slabaugh, Cindy and Derwin Morris; stepsons, Bob Hicks and wife, Carrie, David Hicks; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Shafer and Dorothy Belford; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Rodney and Bobbie Bailey. He was the son of the late Floyd and Sarah Tigner and was preceded in death by two grandchildren Jay Morris and Maire Morris, sisters Flora Johnson and Maxine Dryer, brothers Bill, Paul and Jim Tigner. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, in the KISER-ROSE HILL CHAPEL with Rev. Rodney Bailey and Rev. Tim Koach officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tusculum. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of Smoky Mountain Hospice for their kindness of heart and loving care. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Tigner family at www.kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 16, 2013