Chad Everette Cline, age 45, formerly of Maryville, TN passed away at his home in Gallatin, TN on February 10, 2017.
He was an employee of Denso, in Maryville, from 1996-2016, until his diagnosis of ALS. After his diagnosis, he concentrated on doing what made him happy and what he was great at and that was being a father, a husband, and a Grandpa-pa. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was never shy to give his opinion and had a wicked sense of humor. He loved the ocean and enjoyed vacationing with his family and SIL/BIL, Stephanie(James)Baker, Cindy(Tom) Jobe, and Michael(Susan)Zimmerman.
He was preceded in death by his Grandparents: Carlean and Vonza Cliburn, George Cline, Jr, and Fred and Martha Martin. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Valerie Cline of Gallatin; sons, Christopher(Sara) Carter of McDonald, PA; Bradley Smith of Clarksville, TN; Grandchildren, Eva Rose and Henry Gene Carter; Parents, George Vincent and Treva Dianne Cline of Lafayette, TN; brother, Greg(April) Cline of Lafayette, TN; niece, Kayli Cline and nephew, Garon Cline of Lafayette, TN; Uncles, Randall(Judy) Cliburn of Rocky Mound, TN; Fred Martin, Jr(Sharon) of Sandy, OR.; cousins, Todd Cliburn, Liezel Harrison, and Heidi Martin.
Per his wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held back home in Maryville, TN. Place, date, and time pending arrangements. Cremation handled by Anderson Funeral Home, Gallatin, TN. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made in Chad’s memory to:
The ALS Association of Tennessee Chapter
PO Box 40244
Nashville, TN 37204-0244
The family would like to thank the following: Vanderbilt ALS Clinic, Adoration Hospice, and The ALS Association of TN Chapter for their care and support.