Death notice of Alan Bohannon (2022) – Athens, Tennessee

Alan Barry Bohannon, 66, of Athens died on Friday January 7, 2022 in Athens Square in Athens. He was a longtime resident of McMinn County and a son of the late Arnold and Lucille Ovaline Watson Bohannon. He was a former employee of AMR and Valley Co-op at Decatur, was previously a nurse at Athens hospital and was a driver engineer for the Athens fire department for 11 and a half years. He retired from the TVA Watts Bar nuclear power plant after 19 and a half years of service as an EMT, HAZ-MAT, medical and height rescue and fire technician and locksmith. He was the former owner and operator of McMinn Chimney Sweeps and Stove Sales. He was founding president of Chapter 994 of the CMA Trinity Warriors for eight years, aka Trinity Warriors 994 of the Christian Motorcyclist Association. He was called to preach in 2001 and licensed by the Eastern Athens Baptist Church and the Genesis Baptist Church. He led and served regional cycle rallies with CMA Chapter 994 and partnered with Missionary Ventures and CMA. Alan has traveled through two countries, Nicaragua and Guatemala, to ride and deliver motorcycles to indigenous pastors to help them reach many times more people for Christ. He made four trips to Honduras for medical and evangelical missions to peoples rarely reached. He also made trips to Guatemala to repair mission houses for the missionaries stationed there. He spent two weeks in Pakistan after the earthquake there through the International Mission Board to build temporary shelters and distribute food. He served as Chaplain of Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew and served with The Emergency Child Care in Houston at the Astrodome after Katrina. He was a member of the Genesis Baptist Church and a former member of the East Athens Baptist Church and the Eastanallee Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 47, Debbie Self Bohannon of Athens; daughters and son-in-law, Kimberly and Steve Hazelwood of Athens, Angela LeAnn Bohannon of Athens and Katlyn Marie Bohannon of Athens; three grandchildren, Olivia Hazelwood (Austin) Fitch, Joshua Alan Hazelwood and Cameron Bohannon; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Elizabeth Cotter and Grayson Lee Fitch; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis Ray and Sherry Bohannon of Casper, Wyo .; brother-in-law, David and Tammy Wade Self; stepmother, Mary M. Self; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Reverend Pete Mullins and Reverend Van Elkins officiating. The active carriers will be Steve Hazelwood, Joshua Hazelwood, Cameron Bohannon, Austin Fitch, Tyler Arent and David Self. The family received friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at McMinn Memory Gardens. All bikers are invited to assemble at the funeral home on Wednesday for the procession to the cemetery. Honorary bearers will be members of the Christian Motorcycle Association. The family would like to thank Athens Place, Etowah Memory Care and Hearth Hospice for their love and care. Condolences can be sent to Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

Published by The Daily Post-Athenian on January 11, 2022.

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