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Wayne Carson Hennessee, I

November 2, 1944 ~ May 15, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Wayne Carson Hennessee, I, 78, of Flintstone, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 15, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was a son, brother, husband, daddy, papaw and great grandpa, a friend of all that truly knew him. When he was able to attend he went to Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank where he was baptized. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era stationed in Germany and in the Tennessee National Guard. Wayne spent the rest of his life serving as a Firefighter. Early in his 28 year career as a Chattanooga Firefighter, he helped pioneer the first EMT Ambulance Service. He obtained various ranks throughout his career, including the rank of Lieutenant as Engine Driver and Ladder Driver, while serving on the Extrication Squad. Wayne proudly served 10 years as an Arson Investigator after completing the Chattanooga Police Department Police Academy in his late 30s. He finished his career as Assistant Fire Marshall while continuing to serve in the Fire Department Honor Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark Alfred Hennessee and Aliene Hennessee; siblings, Sybil Aliene Hennessee, Robert Paul Hennessee, M.A. Hennessee, Joyce Hester Sylar, Ruth Marie Hennessee and Shirley Ann Moore.

Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Gloria Jean Hennessee; sons, Wayne Carson Hennessee, II (Wanda) and Matthew Adam Hennessee, I (Missy); grandchildren, Chelsey Danielle Hennessee, Nicole Leigh Hennessee, Christopher Wayne Hennessee, Matthew Adam Hennessee, II; great grandchild, Lilly Plemons; siblings, Wanda Lee Graham, Linda Rose Campbell, Norman Ray Hennessee, Terrell Raymond Hennessee and Jane Clay and extended family.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dwight Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Special thank you to Hearth Hospice for their care and support. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.

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May 21, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
8852 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

May 22, 2023

12:00 PM
Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
8852 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379


Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404


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