Carl McKaig

Hamilton County

Sr.Carl J. McKaig Sr., 75, of East Ridge, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his home.A lifelong resident of Hamilton County, Mr. McKaig was retired from TVA as a Public Safety Office after 17 years of service. He was formerly employed with the East Ridge Police Dept. as a detective and was one of the first security officers at Memorial Hospital.He was a veteran of the US Army serving in Korea/Vietnam and was a member of East Lake Masonic Lodge #698.Mr. McKaig was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by two sons, Darrell McKaig and Ernest Brian McKaig.Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Phyllis McCarson McKaig; daughter, Sherry (Danny) Shaw, Jacksonville, Fla.; son, Carl J. "Jerry" McKaig Jr., East Ridge; daughter-in-law, Renee McKaig, Chattanooga; five grandchildren, Katie Shaw, Lindsey Walker, Jessica Merciers, Carl J. "Jeremy" McKaig III and James Brian McKaig; six great-grandchildren; special niece, Patti Edge, Chattanooga; and several other nieces and nephews.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Billy Dean officiating.Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visit to share words of comfort and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

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