J.E. Firestone, 93, of Delano, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Etowah Health Care Center.
A native of Polk County, he was a son of the late R.E. “Bob” and Vallie McCamish Firestone.
He pastored several churches in Polk, McMinn and Bradley counties; was a member of Crossroad Baptist Church in Polk County; was a member of Ocoee Lodge 212 in Polk and was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. He served as trustee for two terms in Polk County; and was an associational missionary of Polk County Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother; son, Jerry Firestone; and brother, Alvin Firestone.
Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Thelma Clark Firestone of Delano; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Geneva Firestone of Calhoun; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Firestone of Sharpsburg, Ga.; grandchildren: Tim, Robby, David and Kim Firestone and Janet Firestone Brunk; great-grandchildren: Ashley Hobbs Clark, Michael Hobbs, Sam Brunk, Katie Brunk, and Phillip, Chance, Abigail, Emma and Audrey Firestone.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah with Pastor Benny Thomas officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service.
Family and friends will assemble at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the funeral home, and proceed to Chestuee Baptist Church Cemetery for the noon committal service.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Tim, Robby, David, Chance and Phillip Firestone, Michael Hobbs and Sam Brunk.
If you are unable to attend, please sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com.