Leslie Higdon Sr.
DUNLAP — Leslie Ray "Pete" Higdon, Sr., 68, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 16, 2016. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the United States Army. He retired from TDOT after over 30 years, was Santa Claus for the community for over 20 years and put up Christmas lights for over 25 years for everyone to enjoy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Sue Arnold May; step-mother, Mary Lee Higdon; sister, Billie Sue Higdon Layne; nephew, Richard Layne. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Darlene Higdon; father, Leslie "Sonny" Higdon; two daughters, Tammie Renee Higdon (Peanut) Easterly and Marsha Darlene (Scotty) Brock; son, Leslie Ray "Tater" Higdon, Jr., all of Dunlap; five grandchildren, John Leslie, Jimmy Martin, Destiny Renee Easterly, Katie Darlene and James Yancey Brock; sister, Edwina (Joe) Raines; brother, Bobby Dyrl (Tennie) Higdon, all of Dunlap; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m. CDT, in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Bryant Cemetery, with military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com . Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m. CDT. This obituary was originally published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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