Johnny Ray "Curley" Wallin, Sr.

Rossville-Johnny Ray "Curley" Wallin Sr., 80 passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in a local hospital.
Mr. Wallin was a lifelong resident of the area, a Baptist and a member of New Mamma Baptist Church. Early in life he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He retired from Ross-Meehan Foundry after 44 years. For 20 of those years he served as president of United Steel workerd Local 2681.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Lillie Monds Wallin; two sisters, Leola Young and Alma Reed; two brothers, James Jr. and Alvin G. Wallin, all of Rossville.
He is survived by a loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy Lynn Wallin, and devoted family; one son, Johnny Ray (Mary) Wallin Jr.; three daughters, Doris (Jarrell) Millican, Jeanette (Joe) Lavender and Joyce (Rick) Simpson and best friend, Paul Lynn, all of Rossville; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Lynn, the Rev. Ronald Mallacan and the Rev. Jay Walthour officiating.
Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park, Rossville.


Submitted by Robert Tanner