A member of the Smith Fork Baptist Church in Statesville, he owned and operated Mt. Juliet Motors for many years before retiring.
Visitation with his family will be on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and again on Thursday after 9 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
Survivors include: his wife of 33 years, Sandra Hardin Ethridge; daughters Patricia Ann (Brett) Scott and Pamela (Robert) Purcell; grandchildren, Cassie & Caroline Scott, Daniel & Rebecca Purcell; and brother Wendell (Faye) Ethridge of Old Hickory.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon.