Funeral services for Mr. John W. “Monty” Montgomery, 71,
of the Shiloh Community of Jackson County, Tennessee, will be
held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, November 16, at Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Burial will follow in
the John Young Cemetery in the Shiloh Community of Jackson
The family will receive friends Monday from 4 – 8 P.M., and
Tuesday from 12:30 P.M. until time of services.
Mr. Montgomery passed away on Friday, November 12, 2004,
at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
He was born February 15, 1933, in Farmington, Missouri, to the
late Forest A. Montgomery and Ruth Mackley Montgomery
Coffey. Mr. Montgomery was a retired truck driver for the PB&S
Chemical Company. On August 1, 1973, he was married to
Janice “Jan” Montgomery, who survives.
He was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in
Farmington, MO, and served in the United States Air Force
during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Montgomery was preceded in
death by 2 Sons: John E. Montgomery and Matthew
His family includes his wife: Janice “Jan” Montgomery of the
Shiloh Community of Jackson County, TN; 1 Son: Mark R.
Montgomery of Cookeville, TN; 5 Daughters: Kathy (Ray)
Wilson and Laura Ray both of Cookeville, TN, Mili (Kim)
Parks of Midvale, UT, Deborah Rathmann of Henderson, KY,
and Dilissa (Dave) Milburn of Mayfield, KY; 1 Brother:
Charley Montgomery of Farmington, MO; 2 Sisters: Alyce
Martin of Imperial, MO and Sally Wamsley of Branson, MO; 9
Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren also survive.
Rev. Mark Whicker will officiate at the services.
Active Pallbearers: Ray Wilson, Gary Bowman, Daniel Bowman,
Darrell Lee, Roger Ward, and Mike Allen.
Honorary pallbearer: Jarvis Matheney
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army,
Putnam County Animal Shelter, or the charity of one’s choice.
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