OBITUARY

Ted Warren Lavender

August 1, 1927September 13, 2021
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Ted W. Lavender of Chattanooga, Tennessee entered into rest on Monday, September 13, 2021. Ted was born to Maude and Harry Lavender in Stamford, Texas on August 1, 1927. He was a member of the Church of Christ attending the Central congregation and later Tyner Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 66 years, Norma V. Lavender; and his sister, Nancy L. Johnson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is survived by his nephew, Brant T. Johnson of Collinsville, Oklahoma; niece, Caren J. Mims (Scott) of Midland, Texas; great nieces and nephew, Leah Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Cari Mims and Brent Mims as well as a sister-in-law, Carolyn V. Cornett of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Ted proudly served his country in two wars – World War II and the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged with a rank of Sergeant. While stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, he met his future wife, Norma at Central Church of Christ in Chattanooga. He attended both John Tarleton College, Stephenville, Texas and North Texas State from which he graduated. Following his military service, he became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for Atlantic Richfield in Odessa, Texas and Lafayette, Louisiana, before retiring to Chattanooga. The family offers special thanks to Ted’s friend and caregiver, Dale Ann Fowler and nurse, Tanya Goode; as well as Kindred Hospice and Comprehensive Care. The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the North Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee from Noon until 2:00 p.m., followed at 2:30 by a private graveside service and interment at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Martin Boyd Christian Home, 6845 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Boyd Buchanan School, 4650 Buccaneer Trail, Chattanooga, Tennessee or your charity of choice. Masks will be appreciated, as well as social distancing and all CDC measures followed at the funeral home and cemetery. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • Graveside Servcie

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Dale Ann Fowler

September 17, 2021

God blessed me when by chance Ted came into my life he made me laugh when I didn’t know I could and taught that when you give your problems over to God he will share the weight with you and you’ll never be alone. I will cherish the moments we laughed and cried and were always there for one another he was my rock I was holding his hand when God called him home and will forever be grateful to have been able to share that . I will miss and cherish him every day of my life. Rest easy my very best friend

Terry Corsette

September 15, 2021

Ted was such a kind and gentle soul. I am glad he is with Norma again and can see them enjoying a cocktail and watching the sunset.

Harry & Lauren Pemberton

September 14, 2021

We are deeply saddened by news of the passing of our neighbor and friend, Mr. Ted Lavender.
Ted was as a kind and caring gentleman. Bright, intelligent, witty and good-humored. Respected by all.
Ted had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. We always admired the diverse, colorful blooms in his garden - often the best in the neighborhood.
He shared many stories of his youth in Stamford (near Abilene), Texas, and the admiration of his strongly religious father, Harry, a barber in Stamford.
We are comforted by the thought that Ted is now reunited into the loving arms of his late wife, Norma, in Heaven.
We are lifting up the Lavender family and friends in our hearts.
We'll miss you Ted...!

Harry & Lauren Pemberton
Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Biography

TED. W. LAVENDER

Ted W. Lavender of Chattanooga, Tennessee entered into rest on Monday, September 13, 2021. Ted was born to Maude and Harry Lavender in Stamford, Texas on August 1, 1927. He was a member of the Church of Christ attending the Central congregation and later Tyner Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 66 years, Norma V. Lavender; and his sister, Nancy L. Johnson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his nephew, Brant T. Johnson of Collinsville, Oklahoma; niece, Caren J. Mims (Scott) of Midland, Texas; great nieces and nephew, Leah Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Cari Mims and Brent Mims as well as a sister-in-law, Carolyn V. Cornett of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Ted proudly served his country in two wars – World War II and the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged with a rank of Sergeant. While stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, he met his future wife, Norma at Central Church of Christ in Chattanooga. He attended both John Tarleton College, Stephenville, Texas and North Texas State from which he graduated.
Following his military service, he became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for Atlantic Richfield in Odessa, Texas and Lafayette, Louisiana, before retiring to Chattanooga.
The family offers special thanks to Ted’s friend and caregiver, Dale Ann Fowler and nurse, Tanya Goode; as well as Kindred Hospice and Comprehensive Care.
The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the North Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee from Noon until 2:00 p.m., followed at 2:30 by a private graveside service and interment at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Martin Boyd Christian Home, 6845 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Boyd Buchanan School, 4650 Buccaneer Trail, Chattanooga, Tennessee or your charity of choice.
Masks will be appreciated, as well as social distancing and all CDC measures followed at the funeral home and cemetery.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.