Funeral Services for Mr. Hugh Lillard “Pod” Sliger, age 91 of Cookeville, will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Boiling Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Mr. Sliger passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at his home and surrounded by his family. “Pod” was born April 10, 1921 in White County TN to the late Joseph Harrison Sliger and Nettie Myrtle Tollison Sliger. Hugh was a welder by trade, but was known for his Buck Dancing and Square Dancing, having won several awards. He loved playing the guitar, and carried a harmonica with him everywhere he went. In 1994 Hugh was awarded the Master Farmer of the Year by the Putnam County Soil Conservation District. Recently the Putnam County Fair Book was printed in his honor.
Hugh is survived by his wife of 72 years, Eunice Williams Sliger. He is also survived by his children; Ronald (Kay) Sliger, Wayne (Sue) Sliger, Leamon (Sharon) Sliger and Sue Davis (JB), all of Cookeville, as well as eight grandchildren; Melissa (Kevin) Case, Julie Sliger, Lisa Sliger, Randy (Julia) Sliger, Jan (Shawn) Hotsinpiller, Sherry (Steve) Jackson, Danny (Darlene) Davis, and Marsha (Matt) Davis. “Pod” is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. In addition, Mr. Sliger is survived by 5 sisters; Mary Ethel Allison, Plina Marie Wilson, Doris Lee Loftis, Shirley Rowena Henley and Wilma Jean Rice, and one brother, Robert Lynn Sliger.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sliger was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerry Darrell Sliger, and nine brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Randy Sliger, Danny Davis, Kevin Case, Phil Janko, Stephen Jackson, and Justin Younger.
Bro. Elmore Judd and Bro. Danny Scott will officiate the services.