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Judith "Judy" Marie Cleckler

November 15, 1936 — August 3, 2023

On Thursday, August 03, 2023, Judy (Wilson) Cleckler left her earthly home in Cleveland, TN and went home to be with her Heavenly Father, after battling dementia. She was 86 years of age, born on November 15, 1936.

Everyone is invited to attend a Celebration of Life and Homegoing for Judy at 12:00 PM ET on Wednesday, August 09, 2023, at the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Whitmore officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband at Greenwood Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN. There will be a dove release following the graveside service.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 09, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET until the funeral hour.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cpl. Earl Houston Cleckler, parents, Sidney and Mary (Pangle) Wilson. sister, Peggy Hurst, brother-in-law, Reverend Arville Hurst, brother, Willard Crook; and birth mother Beadie Coley, nephew, Reverend James (Jack) Hurst.

Left to cherish her memories are her loving niece and caregiver, Andrea (Clarence) Wright, niece, Marcia Harbaugh; niece-in-law, Joyce (Dan) Huddleston; Cousin; Melinda (Steve) Holder, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; sister, Gladys (Dencil) House; and brother, Jerry Martin.

Sidney and Mary Wilson adopted Judy (Lamon) when she was 4 years old. Her sister Peggy (Lorene) age 5 started running away from the orphanage. The orphanage called Sidney and Mary Wilson and asked if they would adopt Judy’s sister as well. They adopted the two sisters and raised them in church. Peggy and Judy were reunited with their birth family siblings in 1983 by a diligent search from their older sister Gladys House. The birth mother Beadie Coley had passed away before the reunion of her younger children.


Judy spent her life working for God. She received the Lord Jesus as her savior when she was 6 years old. She was a loving wife, daughter and aunt who loved her family, friends and her church family. She had worked at John Hammond Piano and Organ Studio at Eastgate Mall teaching piano lessons and at Pruett’s Food Town on Signal Mountain. She taught piano lessons in her home music studio as well. She worked in the Music Ministry most all of her life. She often said music was her life. She loved singing. She beautifully played the piano, organ and accordion at several churches throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by all of her family, friends and church family.

Pallbearers: Clarence Wright, Michael Wright, Trevor Davis, Alex Graham, Ray Wright and Joe Cronan.


The family wishes to thank Hearth Hospice of TN for all of their loving care and assistance with Judy. Our family wishes to especially thank Mary Jane (MJ) Bartolo, Jamie Standridge, Courtney Lowe, Debbie Murdoch and Chaplin Marv Eskew for their outstanding care, support, advice and being there during the good times as well as the heartbreaking times.




Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Service

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

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