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Dennis "Denny" Edward Gholston

September 22, 1959 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 61)







On February 22, 2021, after a brief illness, Dennis Edward Gholston went to his heavenly home.  “Denny” was 61 years old and was a lifelong resident of Sequatchie, TN.   He was born on September 22, 1959 to Edward and Melba Fuller Gholston.  Denny had been married to the love of his life, Andrea Gholston for 15 years.   He was employed as a forklift operator at Primex.


Denny loved his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends.  He was a graduate of the MCHS Class of 1977 and was considered as one of the nicest men you would ever meet.  He also enjoyed good food, and one of his favorite things was having Sunday dinner at his Mom’s house every Sunday until she passed away.    Denny was known for being the biggest joker and prankster to his family and friends.    He was always laughing and coming up with nicknames for his grandbabies.  He was the biggest Marion County Warrior, Tennessee Vols, and Nebraska Cornhuskers fan along with being a Lynyrd Skynrd rebel.  He loved to deer hunt and be with family. Denny will be missed by so many!


He is preceded in death by his mother, Melba Fuller Gholston and daughter, Brandie Oliver.


Denny leaves his memories to his wife of 15 years, Andrea McNabb Gholston; father, Edward Gholston; sons, Timothy (Hannah) Forshee and Jacob (Britney) Forshee; daughters, Sheena (David) Havner, Jada (Johnathan) Belk and Jessica (Chris) Slatton; brother, Kenny Gholston; sister, Sandy (Dale) Howard; seventeen (17) grandchildren along with beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. 


The family will have visitation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm CT at Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, TN.  


The graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm CT/2:00 pm ET at McNabb Cemetery, TVA Raccoon Mountain, Guild, TN with Brother Wayne Bowman officiating.  


Pallbearers are Elijah Whitcher, Jacob Forshee, Timothy Forshee, Johnathan Belk, Jared Gholston and Terry Pass.


Honorary Pallbearers are Kenny Gholston, James Durham, Hunter Forshee, Waylon Forshee, Tallon Belk, Colton Slatton, and Cameron Oliver.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37347, 423-942-9500.


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February 24, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Graveside Service
February 25, 2021

1:00 PM
McNabb Cemetery
Racoon Mountain
Chattanooga, TN 37405

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