ELIZABETHTON – Bodie DeWayne Gwaltney, age 47, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020, surrounded by his family, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
Bodie was born in Carter County to the late Jack and Linda Sue Carrier Gwaltney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his special dog, “Chewy”.
Bodie was a millwright for Powerserve and was a member of Heartland Fellowship Church of Elizabethton. He loved his family, loved having fun and making people laugh, loved eating, hunting and fishing and just being outdoors.
Those left to cherish his memories include his daughter, Anastasia Sue Gwaltney, of Elizabethton; two sisters, Jackie Perry and Chrissy Gwaltney, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Justin Williams, also of Elizabethton; three nephews; six nieces; four great nephews and four great nieces also survive.
A service to celebrate Bodie’s life will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 6, 2020 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Rusty Verran and Pastor Marvin Slagle, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Monday.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in the Blevins Cemetery in the Stoney Creek Community of Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Frankie Fletcher, Travis “Birdie” Carrier, Christopher Perry, Josh Baggett, Maverick Estep and Todd Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamon Baggett, Waymon Carrier, Ernie Campbell, Troy Baggett, Naaman “Pine Knot” Buckles, the nurses and staff of the 6300 floor at Johnson City Medical Center, the nurses and staff of the ICU Unit at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and his good friend, “Snake”. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 10:15 AM on Tuesday, to go in procession.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Magnolia Ridge, 900 Buffalo Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 or by visiting their website at frontierhealthfoundation.org.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Bodie and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.
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