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Donald Claiborn Henley

October 16, 1946 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 73)



Donald Claiborn Henley, 73, of Chattanooga passed away October 15, 2020 in a local hospital.

A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was a retired Lieutenant from the Chattanooga Fire Dept. after 38 years of service.

Mr. Henley was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Howard Henley and Ethel Henley;  and brother, Sammy Henley.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Henley;  two sons, Nicholas (Dana Taylor) Henley and Yancy Henley;  brother, Richard Henley;  grandchildren, Kayla and Khole Henley all of Chattanooga;  nephews and nieces, Lindy Henley, Suzette Linfonte, Kip Henley, Brent Henley, Deonne Taylor, Mike Henley and Lisa Wilkie.

Services will be held Monday, October 19th at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steve Cape officiating.   Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Dick Shipley, Lindy Henley, Tracy Smith, Richard Henley, Charlie Duggan, Mike Long, and Mike Henley serving as pallbearers.

You may visit to share condolences to the family, view the memorial tribute and view funeral services livestream.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-8 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

All CDC guidelines will be followed including face coverings during visitation and services and social distancing.


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October 18, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

October 19, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services (Chattanooga)
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Funeral Service
October 19, 2020

1:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

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