JEFFERSON RALPH LINGERFELT, age 85 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his residence.

He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late Ransom Harrison and Walcie Wattenbarger Lingerfelt and was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Sue Woods Lingerfelt on June 18, 2012; son, Donald Lingerfelt; and three brothers, Bobby Lingerfelt, Ray Lingerfelt, and Edward Lingerfelt.

He retired as an electrician at Mayfield's Dairy. He was a member and former Deacon of Clearwater Baptist Church and was a member of the Henderson-Perry Sunday School Class. He also was a farmer.

Survivors, two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Darla Lingerfelt of Athens, and Ricky and Cathy Lingerfelt of Athens;  three sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and R. B. Dake of Athens, Ida Mae Kennedy of McDonald,   Amanda and Alton Knox of Athens;  two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Lingerfelt of Athens, and Lois Lingerfelt of Athens; grand-children and spouses, Shawn and Heather Lingerfelt, Stephanie and Scott Miller, Jeremy and Jill  Lingerfelt, Keith and Shanna Lingerfelt,; ten great-grandchildren, Brayden, Makenzie, Alexus, Chesney, Kinley, Kason, Gavin, Austin, Annie, and Lexi. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 28, 2017, in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Singleton and Rev. Greg Hutsell officiating.

Interment will follow in Clearwater Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Shawn Lingerfelt, Keith Lingerfelt, Jeremy Lingerfelt, Scott Miller, Brayden Lingerfelt, and Danny Hughes.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the funeral home.

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