Arlis Wymon Ange, 87, of Medina, TN, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
The funeral services will be held on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 2 P.M. honoring the life of Arlis at Friendship Baptist Church near Medina. Brother Landon Mason officiating along with Brother Randy Boals. Burial will follow in the Friendship Baptist Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held at the church from Noon till service time.
Arlis was born in Crockett Mills, TN, later drafted in the United States Army and served 2 years active duty (in reserve for 4 years) and in June 1959 moved to Phoenix, AZ where he worked for Valley Lumber Company and later met and married Jackie on November 23, 1960. In 1966, he moved his family (wife and two daughters) to Brownsville, TN where he farmed with his brother, Conway. Two years later he moved his family to Medina, TN where he started work for Thurston Motor Lines working on the dock and later driving a semi-truck. He also worked for Brown Trucking Company and retired from Arkansas Best Freight (ABF). He was a mighty man of God who loved the Lord, his wife, his daughters, grandchildren and great grandchild. He was a deacon at Friendship Baptist Church and a pillar of the community. He also loved fishing especially with his fishing buddies, Teresa, Jessica, William Bland and Randy Boals. He was loved by family and friends and did not know a stranger.
Mr. Ange was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jackie Ange; parents, Loyd Wilmont Ange and Carrie Lynna (Cowell) Ange; his sister, Wilsie Roberts; brother, Conway Ange; sister, Maureen Boswell; brother, Elton “Red” Ange; sister, Miriam Ange and sister Marvis McCallum.
Arlis is survived by his daughters, Wendi McGarity and Teresa (Mike) Hudson; two grandchildren, James (Courtney) Weller and Jessica Weller; his great grandchild, Jay Lincoln Weller, as well as 2 nephews and several nieces.
Pallbearers to serve: Steve Freeman, Danny Lewis, Danny Agee, James Weller, William Bland, Barry Bland.
Honorary pallbearers: Donald Nanney, David Wyatt, Richard Johnson, Mark Bland.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses of West Tennessee Healthcare Milan, TN, the members of West Tennessee Hospice as well as the doctors and nurses of Physicians Quality Care (Milan).
Arrangements entrusted to Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home of Medina, TN.