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.