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John E. Wrye

Graveside service for Mr. John E. Wrye will be 12:30 P.M. Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Bro. Terry Fesler, Bro. Mike Shelby, and Bro. Rick Burns officiating.  There will be no public visitation prior to the graveside service.  All attending graveside service must wear a mask.

Mr. Wrye, age 84 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Born August 7, 1936, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late John Henry Wrye and Clara Cowan Belcher Wrye.  He retired from Ross Gear after thirty three years.  He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nina Tomlinson and Judy Green; and two brothers, Chester Odell Wrye and Jack Wrye.

He is survived by his wife of sixty one years, Vera Cox Wrye; foster daughter, Sandra (Donnie) Jones; two grandchildren: Heather Lubbe and Kyra Ingram; sister in law, Nell Wrye; nieces: Hazel Yarbrough, Faye (Manuel) Cummings, Carolyn (Jerry) Ward, Linda (Terry) Fesler, Vicky (Richie) Jacobs, Janice Rodger, and Jackie Cothron; and nephews: Cecil Wrye, Jimmy (Bertha) Wrye, and Randy Wrye.

Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Cedar Creek Baptist Church

Active pallbearers: Nephews

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Anne Tomlinson says:
    So sorry.
  2. Roger Hunter says:
    Vera, I am sorry to hear of the passing of cousin John. I believe he was the last surviving grandchild of Claude and Julia, so this is the closing of an entire generation. I know it is a sad day for many people, and most of all for you. Peace be with you.
  3. Kirby F. Dies says:
    Prayers for the family
  4. Luanne Wilcox says:
    Vera, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I know you are taking comfort in knowing where he is. I am so proud to have known him and to know you. Take care. Love you.
    • Johnny and Rhonda Pruitte says:
      Vera, John was a great and honorable man, a good example and mentor to me. I’m saddened at your loss but happy for his gain! Praise be to God the Father! Bless you sister
  5. Joy Lyle says:
    my love and blessing sent your way going to miss you uncle john god has you know and say hi to my dad Vera will miss you but everybody will get her throw is time R I P
  6. Chris and Debbie Whited says:
    Mrs. Vera, our prayers are with you and your family. Love in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  7. Dan and Karen Fesler says:
    We are so sorry to hear about John. We are sending prayers and love your way. Dan has fond memories of John