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Michael Roy Wattenbarger

September 18, 1951 — May 6, 2019

Michael Roy Wattenbarger, 67, a resident of Reliance, TN passed away May 6, 2019 at Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, TN.  He was born in Cleveland, TN to G.E. Wattenbarger and Esther Fontenot Wattenbarger Richard.

He was preceded in death by his father, sister Mary Jane and brother Timothy.

He is survived by his spouse, Mildred Goforth Wattenbarger; mother, Esther Wattenbarger Richard, Oberlin, LA; brother,  Adolf von Wurttemberg, Lawrenceville, GA and sister, Cynthia Walker, Oberlin, LA

Michael retired from Olin Chemical Corporation, Charleston, TN.  In the prior years, before his health started declining, he enjoyed riding his Harley, the mountains, family & friends, golf, boating and reloading. 

Per Michael’s wish, no formal funeral service will be held.  A private burial will be at Reliance Cemetery, Reliance, TN. 

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wattenbarger Family guestbook at

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton, Tennessee.





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Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Reliance Cemetery

, Reliance, TN 37369

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