Roy “Red” Clifton Vandergriff, age 77 of Norris, formerly of the Laurel Grove Community

Roy “Red” Clifton Vandergriff, age 77 of Norris, formerly of the Laurel Grove Community, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at his residence. Red was born on December 19, 1942 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Clyde Simpson Vandergriff and Coralee Hatmaker Vandergriff. He was a very special man. He had lots of friends and family who loved him very much. Red was always a jokester and loved the outdoors. He loved to squirrel hunt and fish. He loved racing cars, laughing, and blowing air horns at family and friends to scare them. He also loved to sit and whittle. Red enjoyed flea markets, working on his vehicles and lawn mowers when he could, and watching wrestling. He loved to feed anyone; except his Pepsi, Coke, and cakes, he didn’t like sharing those.


Wife                             Nellie Vandergriff

Daughters                   Suzanne and Marty Nelson of Rocky Top

                                    Sandra Vandergriff and Jermey Ward of Clinton

                                    Marie and Micheal Burgess of Oliver Springs

Son                              Roy and Maggie Vandergriff of Clinton

Grandchildren             Joshua Nelson, Tonya Nelson, Tyler Vandergriff, Ryan Vandergriff, Gage Harness, Chad Vandergriff, Zoey Ward, Seth Burgess, Chase Burgess

Great Grandchildren  Bently Gross, Luke Harness, Isaiah Harness, Kensley Harness, Alex Allen, Revan Martell

Brother                         Junior Vandergriff and Ruby of Johnson City

And a host of other relatives and friends

Visitation: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, February 7, 2020 at Hatmaker Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 8:00 PM, Friday, February 7, 2020 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment: 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Briceville.

Arrangements at this time for Red are incomplete and will be announced later.

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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