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Sonny Anglin

Roy Walter “Sonny” Anglin, 84, of Hixson passed away August 29, 2011 at his home.

He was a member of Ashland Terrace Christian Church, where he served as chairman of the board, elder, deacon, youth leader, secretary, adult Sunday school teacher and chair of numerous committees, and even sang in the choir.

He attended Texas Tech, Texas Christian and Armstrong Universities, and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Honors he has received include elder emeritus-Ashland Terrace Christian Church; Master Mason AF&AM; Order of the Arrow; Institute of Certified Professional Managers; past president – International Management Council, Savannah, Georgia; past president of the Kiwanis Club, Savannah, Georgia and Christian Youth Fellowship Leader, Savannah, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

He worked for Armour Food Oils, Ft. Worth, Texas; Hunt Wesson, Savannah, Georgia; and Swift Edible Oil Company, Chattanooga. In 1945-46, he worked as an electrician installing radar units in the Ship Repair Basin at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. He retired in 1992 from Bungle Edible Oil Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Stephen and Fannie Teague Anglin; siblings, Dr. Lenore Frances Anglin Boyd, Steve Anglin and Floy Nelms; and grandson, Stacey Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Wilson Anglin; children, Cheryl Pursell of Lubbock, Texas, and Mary Anglin and Thomas W. Anglin, both of Hixson; step-children, Gene Wilson of Morristown, and Ginger Dennis and Debbie Lasater, both of Dunlap; sisters, Mrs. Dee Rouse of Moab, Utah and Mrs. Hazel Cowdrey of Marshalltown, Iowa; grandchildren, Daniel Anglin Seitz, Travis Pursell, Tracey Martinez, Heath Wilson, Lindsey Johnson and Joshua Johnson; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Grace Johnson, Bryly Johnson, Brayden Johnson, Samuel Ryan Martinez, Zachary Matthew Martinez, Jordan Wilson, Jayden Wilson, Owen Wilson, J.J. Griffith, Riley Jo Griffith and Kylee Griffith.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 30 at Ashland Terrace Christian Church.

A private burial was held Wednesday, August 31 at Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

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Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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