Obituary

ROY 'RED' CLIFTON VANDERGRIFF

Roy “Red” Clifton Vandergriff, 77, Norris, formerly of the Laurel Grove Community, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at his residence. Red was born Dec. 19, 1942, in Anderson County to the late Clyde Simpson Vandergriff and Coralee Hatmaker Vandergriff. He was a very special man. He had lots of friends and family who loved him very much. Red was always a jokester and loved the outdoors. He loved to squirrel hunt and fish. He loved racing cars, laughing, and blowing air horns at family and friends to scare them. He also loved to sit and whittle. Red enjoyed flea markets, working on his vehicles and lawn mowers when he could, and watching wrestling. He loved to feed anyone; except his Pepsi, Coke, and cakes, he didn’t like sharing those. Survivors: Daughters, Suzanne and Marty Nelson of Rocky Top, Sandra Vandergriff and Jermey Ward of Clinton, Marie and Micheal Burgess of Oliver Springs; son, Roy and Maggie Vandergriff of Clinton; grandchildren, Joshua Nelson, Tonya Nelson, Tyler Vandergriff, Ryan Vandergriff, Gage Harness, Chad Vandergriff, Zoey Ward, Seth Burgess, Chase Burgess; great-grandchildren, Bently Gross, Luke Harness, Isaiah Harness, Kensley Harness, Alex Allen, Revan Martell; brother, Junior Vandergriff and Ruby of Johnson City; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Briceville.