C D Sizemore

Born in Rossville, GA on August 6, 1927

Departed on December 6, 2017 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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On Dec. 6, 2017 C.D. Sizemore took his heavenly flight to be with Jesus. He was a loving father and devoted husband who will be missed but never forgotten. Born in Rossville, GA, August 6, 1927, he was the son of the late Charles and Gladys (Gaton) Sizemore. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mazel Hockensmith and three brothers, Melvin, “Chink’ and “BoBo”. He was married to Catherine Faye (Staggs) Sizemore for 56 happy years. They had first met in church and after his return to Goodlettsville after working in Chattanooga for a time they became reacquainted through friends and eventually married. They had a daughter, Cathy, who was the most precious one in his life. Cathy’s husband Steve became C.D.’s “Big Buddy” as they shared many interests including a passion for riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. Steve and his father-in-law developed a bond very early on. C.D. is also survived by a brother, David Sizemore, and nephews, Rickey(Terry)Massey, Rodney Massey, Ronnie Staggs, Bobby(Beth) Sizemore and Scott Sizemore. In addition to his love of motorcycles, C.D. was an all around outdoorsman. He loved boating, camping and fishing. He was also a faithful and ardent Atlanta Braves fan. He and his wife had enjoyed going to the Braves’ 50th anniversary celebrations. C.D. had worked as a bookkeeper, a carpenter having worked on the revitalization of Union Station, and later as a bus driver for the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. He retired about 10 years ago. C.D. attended the First Church of the Nazarene, Nashville for many years. In addition to his love for his family, C.D. had a true and loyal friend in “Gracie” his grand-dog. They would ride together every day to grab a biscuit and coffee at McDonalds and watch the cars go by. It is suspected that the biscuit was for Gracie. As his health declined C.D. kept a picture of Gracie by his side at all times. Visitation for C.D. will be held Sunday from 1-3 PM at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home with a Life Celebration to follow at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or the Nashville Rescue Mission.

5 Comments to C D Sizemore

  1. Margo Massey
    December 7, 2017 8:31 pm

    We’ll always remember that special smile, that caring heart and that wonderful charm you always gave to everyone. We’ll always remember you Papa Vaughn because they’ll never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you.

    Catherine, Cathy and Steve, I pray for peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    Forever in my heart
    Margo

  2. Kim Culbertson
    December 7, 2017 9:30 pm

    Cathy,
    I am sending you and your family lots of prayers for comfort. Please know that you have many people who love you and are praying for you during this very difficult loss.
    Love,
    Kim Culbertson

  3. Lisa Fisher
    December 8, 2017 3:02 pm

    Rest In Peace Mr Sizemore … Prayers for strength, comfort, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart Catherine and Cathy … Joey and Lisa Fisher 🙏

  4. Debbie Mosier
    December 9, 2017 11:48 pm

    We are lifting you all up in prayers at this very difficult time. I feel so blessed that I had time while living in Nashville to get to meet C.D. he made me feel like family from the start not just “Cathy & Steve’s Florida Friend”. We are so blessed as God’s children to also know we can celebrate that he is home with our Lord & our assurance of someday being with him again. We love you and pray for your strength in the days ahead.
    Debbie Mosier,Bill Rogers & Marianne Mosier

  5. Becky Williams
    December 10, 2017 10:53 am

    Please know you both are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be thinking if ya’ll this day and days ahead. Becky

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