Virgil Sliger -

Virgil “Tuff” Sliger, 81, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Sliger was a native of Washington County and son of the late Fred & Maxie Loyd Sliger. In addition to his parents, Sliger was also preceded in death by three brothers, Albert Sliger, Ed Sliger and N.B. “Buck” Sliger; one sister, Anna Mae Sliger; and a great-great-grandson, Samuel Luke Howell.

He was a member of New Victory Baptist Church.

Sliger was a St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR and UT fan.

Survivors include his wife, Goldie “Pat” Sliger, Jonesborough; daughters, Connie Brookshire, Jonesborough, and Tammy Lowe, Johnson City; one son, Timmy Sliger, Jonesborough; two sisters, Marie McGee, Telford, and Cara Lee Cooper (Lee), Jonesborough; three sisters-in-law, Lucille McKee, Jonesborough, Deloris Cloyd and Bernadean Sliger, both of Telford; special friend, Alma Ruth Jarrett and the late Evert Jarrett, Limestone; grandchildren, Tonia Dye, Brandie Crass, Keri Lowe, Dusty Sliger, Chance Brookshire and Heather Stout; great-grandchildren, Brue McKee, Samantha McKee, Paige Mckee, Colby Brookshire, Brady Crass, Kaysyn Crass, Elli Crass and Wayne Sliger.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 7, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Lester Morelock officiating. Interment services followed at New Victory Methodist Cemetery.