Mr. Leslie Marshall Gothard, 62, of Chattanooga, TN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 24, 2022. Leslie was born in Chattanooga, TN, on January 3, 1960 to the late Mr. Bobby Gothard and Mrs. Cecile Barrows.
Leslie was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area who loved NASCAR and Tennessee football. Leslie was a hardworking man. He retired from Johnny Fine’s Body Shop in East Ridge TN after many years of service. Leslie was a loving man who put everyone else ahead of his self. His pranks and sense of humor will surely be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bobbie Gothard.
Leslie is survived by his son, Thomas (Amber) Gothard, daughter, Melissa Gothard, grandchildren; Tommy and Zayden Gothard and Colton Hegwood, brothers; Rick (Faye) Gothard, Mickey Gothard, Steve (Belinda) Smith, Tommy (Nina) Gothard, Mike (Yvonne) Gothard, sisters; Dianna Gothard, Robbie (Sam) Burkhart, Ruby (Terry) Coffel, step children; Chris Berry and Patrick Arthur, and special friend, Frida Grimes. Several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive to cherish Leslie’s memory.
A celebration of Leslie’s life will be conducted at Lane Funeral Home and Crematory South Crest Chapel on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 2:30 in the afternoon with the Rev. Henry Benach officiating.
The family will receive friends at Lane Funeral Home and Crematory South Crest Chapel on Monday, November 28, 2022 from four o’clock in the afternoon until eight.
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory South Crest Chapel is honored to serve Leslie’s family in this most difficult of times.