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Harley Brown Weatherly, Sr.

June 9, 1925 — December 5, 2020

Harley Brown Weatherly, Sr. fought the good fight, he finished the race, and he kept the faith. On December 5, 2020 God called him home to be with Him eternally. Harley left his earthly home peacefully, with his loving wife and daughter holding him. Harley was a Godly man, a good man in every way. God was always first, then family and his country. Harley was born June 9, 1925, the second of three sons to Harley Alsup and Malinda Brown Weatherly in Watertown, Tennessee. He spent most of his childhood in Lynnville, Tennessee, graduating from Jones High School. Harley volunteered in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He graduated from The University of Tennessee with a degree in Civil Engineering. Harley was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Schoolfield Weatherly, son, Harley Brown Weatherly, Jr., and his brother, James R. Weatherly. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 51 years, Linda Robbins Weatherly; daughter, Marion Weatherly Bates (Barry); two grandsons, Taylor Weatherly Smith (Antonella), their children, Aurelia and Roland all of Perth, Western Australia; and Captain Alan Walker Smith (Lindsay), their children, Hailey, Tessa, and James of Kailua, HI; brother, Robert K. Weatherly of Chattanooga; sister-in-love (law), Janice R. Kinard of Chattanooga; several nephews; one niece; and several close cousins. Harley worked with Royal, Inc. 41 years and retired in 1992 as President and General Manager. The company manufactured gas heating and barbecue grills, then moved on to making glass door fire screens and lighting fixtures. He traveled extensively and when he was home, he loved being outside. Harley grew large vegetable gardens and enjoyed nothing more than mowing his acreage on his John Deere Tractor; he often remarked that he believed God made him to be outdoors. Harley was an active and faithful member of Brainerd Church of Christ for 68 years until they merged with East Brainerd Church of Christ congregation. He attended East Brainerd Church of Christ as long as his health permitted. There was a private family graveside service in Lynnville, Tennessee on December 8, 2020 with Harley’s nephew, Alan Brown Weatherly officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial may be made to East Brainerd Church of Christ Missions or to Martin Boyd Christian Home in Chattanooga. Condolences may be extended online at


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