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June 18, 2014

Thomas E. Geddie, Sr.

Athens — ATHENS-Funeral services for Thomas E. Geddie, Sr., 83 of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 A M Friday, June 20, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Paul Sherwood and Rev. Lynette Solomon officiating.

Masonic graveside services will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park .

Mr. Geddie passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his residence.

He was born October 7, 1930 in Athens to Dr. N.D. Geddie, Sr. and Fannie T. Geddie. Thomas attended Athens schools and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1951. He served in the U. S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He then returned to Athens and established Geddie Feed and Seed Company where he worked 40 years before retiring in 1995. He was a past Master of the Athens Masonic Lodge # 165 and was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He received his 50 year pin in April, 2014.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dr. N. D. Geddie, Jr., love of his life and wife of 37 years Maxine S. Geddie.

Survivors include his son Thomas E. Geddie, Jr. and wife Veronica, Athens; daughters Sherry Geddie Baldwin, Athens, Susan Geddie Holt and husband Richard, Naples, Florida; daughter in love Sissy Geddie-Reed and husband Ward, Athens; brother Don Geddie, Athens; eight grandchildren Allissa Geddie, John Thomas Geddie Baldwin, Emily Geddie Baldwin, Teddy(Thomas E. Geddie III) Tifannie Geddie, all of Athens, Christie Holt Kingston, Natalie Holt Moritz, and Mary Susan Holt, all of Naples, Florida; three great grandchildren Luke Kingston, Jake Kingston and Maya Grace Moritz, all of Naples, Florida; stepgrandchildren Colton and Brian.

Pallbearers will be members of the Athens Masonic Lodge # 165.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Childress, Don Geddie, Steve Grant, Dr. Ken Lemmon, John Mark Rogers, Joe G. Sims, Stace Smith and JJ “Steve” Stevens.

The family will receive friends 5-7 P M Thursday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com .

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