Elvis Essary Jr., of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Nov. 27, 2013, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was 83 years old.
He was a native of Dresden, Tenn., and the son of the late Thomas Elvis Essary and Bobbie Lou Fitch Essary.
Mr. Essary was a member of Life Point Church in Smyrna and retired from Stephens Aviation and Nashville Jet.
Mr. Essary is survived by his wife, Dr. Pat Essary; children Larry Essary of Union City, Tenn., Carol Miller and her husband, Jack, of Willis, Texas, Jerry Essary and his wife, Nancy, of Lebanon, Tenn., and Leigh Williams, of Murfreesboro; a sister Linda Leasure and her husband, Ronnie, of Newburgh, Ind.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, as well as his beloved pets Grace, Molly and Sisely.
The family requests memorials be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Woodfin Memorial Chapel.
An online guestbook is available for Mr. Essary at www.woodfinchapel.com.
Woodfin Memorial Chapel