December 28, 1957 - January 17, 2018
Gordon Jay Balthis, age 60, of Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He was born on December 28, 1957 in Bristol, TN, to Jimmy Joe and the late Jacqueline Anne (Wade) Balthis. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. Gordon was kind and caring. Above all else, he loved his daughters, grandchildren, and family. Throughout his life, he enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and golfing. He was a talented singer and took delight in sharing his gift with others. Gordon was also a handyman who quickly jumped to help anyone who asked. Gordon is preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline Anne (Wade) Balthis. He is survived by his father Jimmy Joe Balthis; daughters, Amanda Stewart and husband Preston; Megan Balthis and significant other, Mahesh Krishnan; grandchildren, Ashlyn, Riley, and Kingston Stewart; sister, Karen Dutton and husband Jack; brother, Joel Balthis; sister, Jan Hawk and husband, Tim; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; special uncle and aunt, David and Jane Wade. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 1:00-2:45 pm at Akard Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 pm. Pastor Henry Dutton will officiate. The committal service and interment will take place at Eastern Heights Cemetery immediately after the funeral service. Pallbearers will be David Jun, Brandon Shaw, Tom Hall, Kevin Wingard, Edwin Russell, and Derek Hester. Honorary pallbearers are Joel Balthis, Tim Hawk, Jack Dutton, David Wade, Preston Stewart, Mahesh Krishnan, and the employees of Friendship Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be sent to Akard Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses: 1912 W. State Street, Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800 is serving the Balthis family.
Gordon Jay Balthis, age 60, of Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He was born on December 28, 1957 in Bristol, TN, to Jimmy Joe and the late Jacqueline Anne (Wade) Balthis. He was a lifelong resident of the... View Obituary & Service Information
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