Class  of  1942

 

George  L.  Dinwiddie, Jr.

Obituary

 

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Paris native George L. Dinwiddie, Jr., 85, of Knoxville died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at his home.

A celebration of life service was conducted July 6 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Knoxville. Burial was private. Rose Mortuary in Knoxville was in charge.

Born in Paris on July 27, 1924, he was the son of the late George and Maggie Ray Dinwiddie.

His wife of 40 years, Martha Dinwiddie, preceded him in death.

Dinwiddie was a Grove High School graduate, where he was the band drum major. He held a degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he also was the bandís drum major. He owned a distributing company and was a World War II Army-Air Corps veteran.

He leaves three children: Harry Brown (Karen) Dinwiddie, Martha Elizabeth Dinwiddie and George L. (Anita Cristil) Dinwiddie III; four grandchildren: Harry Brown (Jennifer) Dinwiddie Jr., Thad Dinwiddie Williams, Anna Cristil Dinwiddie and Martha Overton Dinwiddie; and two great-grandchildren.

A sister, Margaret Perry, also preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive, Knoxville 37919 or the University of Tennessee Band scholarship fund, 1914 Andy Holt Ave., Room 214, Knoxville 37996-2730.

 

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Reprinted from  THE  PARIS  POST-INTELLIGENCER
Paris, Tennessee
   July 15, 2010 Edition ~ Used by Permission

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