Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Thomas Lampley Jr., 86, of Bon Aqua, were held Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Calvin Parker officiating. Burial followed at Parker Fowlkes Cemetery.
Mr. Lampley died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at his home.
He was a retired soil scientist and consultant with the federal, state and local governments.
A native of Williamson County, he was the son of the late Eugene Thomas Sr. and Myrtle Richardson Lampley.
He was a member of the Brown’s Chapel Church of Christ and he had served his country as a Marine Raider. He served in the Solomon Islands during World War II. He was the closest living survivor to the Port Chicago explosion. He was also married to the late Nancy Jarrell Lampley who died in 2005.
Survivors include his sons, Mark Lampley and his wife, Sherry of Bon Aqua and Michael Lampley and his fiancé, Karen Knight of Dickson; sister, Ms. Eugenia Lampley of Dickson; three grandsons and three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans.