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Wanda Katherine (DeFord) Wilmoth

April 30, 1934 ~ May 29, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Wanda Katherine DeFord Wilmoth, 89, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Monday, May 29, 2023.

Mrs. Wilmoth was born in Chattanooga, TN, on April 30, 1934, to the late Gabriel Scott DeFord and Jackie Ryall DeFord.

She retired as Co-owner of Wilmoth Enterprises.

Mrs. Wilmoth was an avid scuba diver and a charter diver at Tennessee Aquarium and  Ambassador Emeritus. She was an accomplished saxophonist and played with the Chattanooga Community Orchestra and Metro Musicians.  

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Duck” Wilmoth.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Goforth (Gary) and Denise Woody (Thomas, Jr.); four grandchildren, Katherine Goforth Elverd (Curt), Jessica Woody Davis (Kris), Kristin Goforth Roberts (William), and Rebecca Lynn Woody; great-granddaughter, Sophia Rose Davis.

Graveside and interment services will be held 11;00 A.M. Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Greenwood Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center of Red Bank for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Humane Educational Society, 4155 Randolph Circle, Chattanooga, TN 37406, Metro Musicians, or Chattanooga Community Orchestra.  

The family will receive friends 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 31st at  Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd.


May 31, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Graveside Service
June 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery
1954 Greenwood Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37406


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