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Gale Leo Hearn

• Updated Jun 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Hearn will be held on Tuesday, June 24 at 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with visitation from 9 a.m. until the service. Dr. Larry Locke will officiate and interment with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. in the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. Hearn, 81, of Lebanon, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents, Leo Preston and Hilma Irene Hearn.

He is survived by wife of 60 years, Margie Hearn; son, Matthew G. (Mary) Hearn of Nashville; daughter, Lisa Hearn (Aubrey) Johnson lll of Georgia; brother, Max (Lorraine) Hearn of Texas; sister, Wanda (Jerry) Johnson of Lousiana; grandchildren, Aubrey (Angela) Johnson IV, Matt (Kathi) Johnson and William (Kristen) Johnson, Jackson and Sam Hearn; great-grandchildren, Luke, Abby and Levi Johnson, Margie Johnson and Ari Johnson.

A USAF command pilot who flew over 100 combat reconnaissance missions in the Vietnam War, he retired after 22 years of service at the rank of Colonel. Mr. Hearn was a longtime elder at College Hills Church of Christ and former owner/manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Pulaski, Tenn.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and the Elders and wives of College Hills Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions

may be made to the College Hills Church of Christ Jail Ministry, Hearthside, and Next Step Resource Center.

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