Obituary for Howard Earl Hedgepath
3/19/1951 – 6/28/2016
Howard E. Hedgepath, age 65, of Old Hickory, TN died on Tuesday June 28th at Skyline Medical Center. The devoted husband is survived by wife of 36 years, Martha Hedgepath, beloved children Kimberly, Lance, Amy, son-in-law C.J. and daughter-in-law Stacey, grandchildren Brooklyn, Sarah Grace and Carly, brother Randy and sisters Edna and Patricia. Howard was preceded in death by father John A. Hedgepath, mother Edna G. Hedgepath, brothers John A. Hedgepath, Jr., Jim G. Hedgepath, Mike Hedgepath, and sister Linda K. Sutton. Howard was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Claiborne Lodge and former member of the Al Menah Shriner’s Temple. Howard was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and master builder who’s career as a Ford parts and service specialist spanned over 40 years. He was one of the first certified SCUBA divers in Middle TN and was a certified diving instructor. He frequently assisted authorities in underwater rescue operations working for the Civil Defense.
“Daddy…we will love you for the rest of our lives, through death, and the eternity that awaits beyond. We will love you through time and space, and if time ceases and eternity fades, we will love you.”
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Howard’s name.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Vine Street Christian Church on Monday, July 11th at 6 p.m.
Vine Street Christian Church
Service will be held in the chapel off of Vine court.