George Ripley

Obituary of George L. Ripley

RIPLEY, George L., 89, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Ray Ripley; parents, Vergie and Willie T. Ripley Sr.; brothers, Calvin and Willie Jr.; and grandson, Shawn Johnston. He is survived by a stepson, Ken Davis (Kristi); stepdaughter, Sheryl Bresco; granddaughter, Angela Bresco; sisters, Margaret Edwards and Ellen Cobbs; brothers, Marvin Ripley (Maxine) and Robert Ripley (Louise); and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mr. Ripley was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee of CSX Railroad. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020, at Bliley’s–Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where a Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army location of your choice. Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy (423) 843-2525 Please share your memories, stories, and photos at
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