Timothy Andrew Ealey, age 52, of Rader’s Sidetrack Road, Greeneville, passed away Saturday morning at Greeneville Community Hospital East.
He loved to fish and hunt, have cookouts, raise chickens and livestock. But most of all he loved his wife, sons, the apples of his eye, his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife and soul mate of 27 years: Leslie “Mickie” Seay Ealey; sons and daughters-in-law: Andrew “Andy” Smith and Amber Burgner of Chuckey, Chase Smith of Greeneville, Christopher and Heather Ealey of Washington County, Austin Davis and Karina Thacker of Mosheim, Gary and Crystal Ealey of Florida; a special young man that he loved like a son: Tanner Owens; special nieces that he took on a daddy role with: Shayna Sharpe and Hannah Sharpe; grandchildren: Blayke “Peanut” Smith, Blayne “Goobie” Smith, Ethan Ealey, Serenity “Baby Girl” Smith, Jazmine “Jazzie” Kesterson, Colton Ealey, Rylan Davis, Casen Davis, and a special great-nephew that called him papaw: Zander Gibson; sister and brother-in-law: Kathy and Hunter Hensley; brother: JD Ealey; uncles: Mickey and Rebecca Ealey and Wayne and Brenda Ealey; father-in-law and best friend: Robert Seay; sister-in-law: Misty Sharpe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Chris and Kelly Seay; sister-in-law: Chassity Seay; special nieces and nephews: Heather and Jackie Sauceman, April Maples (Jeremy Maples), Brittany Hensley, Shayna Sharpe (Joey Gibson), Hannah Sharpe, Brandon “BS” Seay, Nicole Seay, Amber Brown, Donavan Ealey and all their children; a host of cousins, extended family, and friends, including special friends: Freddy and Newman Owens, Tony Bunch, Derek Gosnell, John Johnson, Gary Smith, Randy Bible, Don Brown, Lloyd Smith, Mike Manis, Jeff Brobeck, and Mark Smelcer.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Patsy Gray and Gary Ealey; mother-in-law, whom he loved dearly: Shirley Seay; grandparents: James and Lillian Ealey and Marie and Ober Peters; special uncle: James “Buddy” Ealey; uncle: Gary Peters.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 26th, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Raders Union Church Fellowship Hall, 50 Raders Union Lane, Greeneville, TN. The Rev. Danny Ricker and the Rev. Stephen Kimery will officiate. Come as you are and share your memories and stories.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.
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