, Jr. Wylie C. Westbrook, Jr. passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at Fort Loudoun Medical Center, Lenoir City, Tenn.He was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Tucker, Ga.W.C. proudly served our country during World War II 1941-1945 with 101st Battalion Automatic Weapons Antiaircraft Battery D. attached to the 5th Airforce and received many distinguished medals. His unit was one of the first to leave the U.S. in February 1942 on the converted troop ship Queen Mary for action in the South Pacific serving in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. After the war he lived in Chattanooga, and retired after 30 years as a sales representative with Belknap Hardware and Manufacturing. Brainerd Presbyterian was his church home. "Grandaddy" was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather who served others humbly as a kind gentleman. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.C. and Alma Westbrook; and sisters, Sarah Cheek, Ruth Cowan and Mozelle Cruce. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Esther; daughter, Jan and Jim McKinney, of Lenoir City, Tenn.; brother, Morris and Betty Westbrook, of Tucker, Ga.; grandson, Mark and Katy McKinney, of Guatemala and granddaughters, Caroline and Jon Karnes, of Hallowell, Maine and Sarah and Matthew Cox, of Knoxville, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren, Drew, Mary Helen, Eliza and Katherine McKinney and Wylie Karnes; and many loved nieces and nephews. The family gives special thanks and appreciation to the loving caregivers at River Oaks Place of Lenoir City, Covenant Hospice and Fort Loudoun Medical Center.Visitation for friends will be Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10-11 a.m. with the Funeral service following at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Brainerd Presbyterian Church, 1624 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga, nTN 37421, or to the Salvation Army.