Tony Saffles, 69, of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith.
He was employed with the Chattanooga Choo Choo Maintenance Division for more than 32 years, but his true passion in life was being completely devoted to taking care of his family and friends. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Saffles; mother, Lucille Moreland; sister, Ila Jean Williams; and grandson, Cody Rominger.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 21 years, Linda Case Saffles of Fort Oglethorpe; children and spouses: Toni Lynn and (Tracy) Rominger of Ringgold, Ga., Tommy and (Staci) Saffles of East Ridge, Wendy and (Scott) Whittle of Calhoun, Ga., and Jeffery Morris of Ringgold; two sisters: Faye Silvers and Lois Bradford, both of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in the Swafford-Davis Cemetery in Georgetown with Bro. David Evans officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will be no visitation on Tuesday and everyone is to meet at the cemetery.
The family would like to extend a very special appreciation to the doctor’s and staff of Tapestry Hospice and Care at Home for their love and compassion during this difficult time.
Sign the online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been handled by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.