Obituary for John Deen Treadway


John Deen Treadway, 91, a resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of the late Betty Lou Price Treadway, departed this life on Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2022, at his home.

John was born on October 13, 1930, in Whiteville, Tennessee, the son of the late Jack Roosevelt Treadway and Corrie Lavell Davis Treadway. He grew up in the Hardeman County (Whiteville area) and served his country in the United States Army National Guard. John owned a convenience store in years past and was a farmer his entire life: cotton, beans, corn, and dairy. He helped independent farmers throughout the county and also worked at Morris Lumber, Garner Houston Well Company, Robert Wilson-NewCastle Store, and drove a school bus. He was a member and served as a deacon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in the District 15 community and enjoyed fishing, squirrel hunting and bird hunting.

Mr. Treadway is survived by his son, John C. Treadway (Cindy); two daughters, Marilyn Markle (Thomas) and Cindy Morgan; his sister Liz Cowart; ten grandchildren, April Schmaltz (Matt), Dee Dickson (Jeff), Chris Markle (Lacy), Jim Bob Ferge (Jessica), Daniel Treadway (Amy), Whitney Treadway, Kirstin Morgan, Kelsey Morgan, Trey Treadway, and Jordan Herron; and eight great-grandchildren, Gabbi Markle, Zane Markle (Julie), Kaleigh Treadway, Jack Schmaltz, Lauren Schmaltz, Kaylah Pittman, Addison Pittman, and Natalie Pittman.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Nichols and his twin sister, Geraldine Treadway, and his brother, Lewis Treadway.

Visitation for Mr. Treadway will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 11 am at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The officiating ministers will be Dr. Jack Price and Bro. Mickey Cossar. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Chris Markle, Daniel Treadway, Kelsey Morgan, Trey Treadway, Zane Markle and Jack Schmaltz. The honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Umbarger, Brandon Boggs, Matt Schmaltz, Jeff Dickson, Jerry Wilson, Larry “Bootsie” Price, Jimmy Hoskins, Johnny Bishop, James Weeks, Robert Roy, Pete Holland and Bin Holland.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 9580 Jernigan Drive, Somerville, TN 38068.

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