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Arbie Gafford

Arbie Lee Gafford

Monday, May 17th, 1948 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. Arbie Lee Gafford, age 72 of Indian Mound, TN, passed away, Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the Nashville VA Medical Center. He was born, May 17, 1948 in Stewart County, TN, to Buford and Dorothy Gafford.

Mr. Gafford graduated from Stewart County High School class of 1966. He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. During his service time he was combat wounded; he was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal. He later retired from TVA where he had worked as an instrument mechanic. He was a member of Rose Valley Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings, Julian Gafford (Ann), Faye Honeycutt, and Velma Shaver.

Mr. Gafford is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Sue Gafford, children, Don Elkins (Kathy) and Sheryl Miller (Chris); sister, Eve Hester (Ken); brother-in-law, Don Shaver; grandchildren, Mandy Little (Brian), Josh Elkins (Devon), Margaret Szopinski (John), and Angie Burris; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mr. Gafford will be on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and will continue on Wednesday from 1:00 pm until the time of service all at Anglin Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 with Rev. John Meeks officiating. Burial with military honors, will be in the Rose Valley Cemetery, Indian Mound, TN. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions in Memory of Arbie Gafford may be made to the Rose Valley Methodist Church or the Rose Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, TN, online condolences may be made at anglinfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Anglin Funeral Home
    Address
    402 Donelson Pkwy
    Dover, TN 37058
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Anglin Funeral Home
    Address
    402 Donelson Pkwy
    Dover, TN 37058
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Anglin Funeral Home
    Address
    402 Donelson Pkwy
    Dover, TN 37058
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  • Interment

    Location
    Rose Valley Cemetery
    Address
    Bellwood Hollow Rd.
    Indian Mound, TN
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