John R. Appleton

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John R. Appleton Sr.

John Robert Appleton Sr., age 86, died on Friday, July 13, 2012, at his home in Minor Hill, Tenn.

He was born in Giles County, Tenn. on March 29, 1926. He was the owner of Appleton's Tavern and a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His parents were the late Thomas Columbus and Bessie Shelton Appleton. He was a former member of Pulaski Blue Lodge 101 and York and Scottish Rite.

He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Bryce Brown Appleton; son, Roger Ed Appleton; brothers, Ralph and David Appleton; sisters, Margaret and Katherine Bailey, Mary Anna Appleton and Jeanine Pumphrey.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the Giles Memory Garden in Pulaski, Tenn. with Brother Mike Kelley officiating of Savannah, Tenn.

Survivors are son, John Appleton Jr. and wife, Stacia, of Athens, Ala.; sister-in-law, Betty Jo Appleton, of Waynesboro, Tenn.; sisters, Wildean Kelly, of Rogersville, Ala.; Rebecca Sandusky, of Lakeland, Fla.; Ruth Tannehill, of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Erica and Jonathan; special granddaughter and caregiver, Michelle Daughtery and Roy, of Minor Hill, Tenn.; several great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Temple, Dyslexia Program, 314 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, in memory of John Robert Appleton Sr.

Carr and Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published in Florence Times Daily on July 19, 2012
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