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Dr. Hardie V. Sorrels, 77

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After the service he returned to school, enrolling in the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy and graduated first in his class in 1959. He remained active in pharmacy for nearly 50 years.

Dr. Sorrels and his young family moved to Lebanon in 1964 when he purchased Shannon’s Drug Store. He owned and operated this business for several years and reinstated the soda fountain at the iconic institution.

He later purchased Medical Arts Pharmacy which he continued to operate until 2002. Dr. Sorrels loved guns and hunting and was a master carpenter. He was the Scoutmaster of Troop 434 in Lebanon for several years. Fourteen Scouts earned their Eagle during his years of leadership. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and maintained his membership in the Memphis chapter for over 50 years.

Services were conducted by Rev. Martin Thielen & Rev. David Hesson. Interment was at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife Myra Ervin Sorrels, son Dr. Hardie Vaughan (Amy) Sorrels, III, son David Dutro (Kim) Sorrels, daughter Dixie (Ron) Rury and grandsons Hardie Vaughan Sorrels, IV, Reed Howard Sorrels, Eric Ervin Sorrels, Jameson Hibbett Sorrels and Marshall Jefferson Suiter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hardie Vaughan Sorrels, Sr. and Lillian Ballenger Sorrels.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Ricky Haskins, Jim Hibbett, Jr., Dr. John Gallaher, and Dr. Brian Hughey.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon’s First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main Street, Lebanon or to the Boy Scouts of America, Middle Tennessee Council, 3414 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, 37215-0409.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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