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Louis Persinger

• Jan 7, 2019 at 2:53 PM

JOHNSON CITY - Louis Persinger, 85, of Johnson City passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 surrounded by the family he treasured. He was a native of Watauga and the son of the late CL and Grace Holden Persigner.

Louis had a diverse career, including time spent as a brakeman for the railroad and as a welder. He spent 37 years working for TVA as an electrician, servicing electric equipment in an area covering several states. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and was proud of his service to the Nation.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul Persinger; and a great granddaughter, Gracie Byrd.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ethel Persinger; daughter, Rita Burleson; daughter and son-in-law Lori Roberts and Dan; four grandchildren, Melanie Richards, Tiffany Rainey, Spenser Weese, and Riley Moody; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family of Louis Persinger will receive friends from 12 PM until 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 9, 2018, at Morris-Baker. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2018, at Morris-Baker with officiating minister, David Persinger. Pallbearers include: Spenser Weese, Riley Moody, Chris Rainey, Dan Roberts, Morgan Richards, and Danny Persinger. The committal service will take place at 3:00 PM Wednesday at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble by 2:50 PM.

Memories may be shared with the Persinger family via www.morrisbaker.com. 

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 is serving the Persinger family. (423) 282-1521

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