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Danal L. Hotaling

August 28, 1914 — September 5, 2015

Danal L. Hotaling, 101, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence in Inverness, FL. Mr. Hotaling was born in Oneonta, NY on August 28, 1914 to the late Lynn G. and Maude (Smith) Hotaling. Co-founder of Colonial Rubber Works, Inc. of Dyersburg, TN in 1954, he was a natural leader who offered a family atmosphere to his employees, earning both the loyalty and the admiration of the Colonial Family. Mr. Hotaling also became a vital part of the Dyersburg community. He functioned as an active member of several college boards, including The University of Tennessee Development Board. He served as a member of First Citizens National Bank Board of Directors and was active in the development of the Dyersburg Community Center. Recognized by many throughout the years, he received his honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, in 1972. As an active golfer, he enjoyed "19 holes of golf" with his close friends. He is survived by his two daughters, Karen Horn and her husband Jim of Dyersburg and Suzanne Fuller of Inverness, FL. Other survivors include: the 4 grandchildren, Jim Horn and wife Beth, David Horn, Dana Drake and husband Bill, Kevin Fuller and wife Callie. He is also survived by 10 great grandchildren: Monty, Miller and Samuel Horn, Ryley, Peyton and Ashlyn Fuller, Charlotte, Abi, Lola, and Leila Drake. Mr. Dan was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte (Orr) Hotaling in 1994 and his son-in-law, Dr. Jim Fuller in 2008. His wife, Suzanne (Reynolds) Hotaling, died in 2014. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home, conducted by Reverend Gary Meade. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Jim Carver, Terry Courtenay, Dan Felkner, Ralph Henson, Bob Kirk, Jere T. Kirk, Ralph Reynolds, Glenn Thurman and Wendell West. Honorary pallbearers will be Jean Williams, Vickie Thedford, Katie Winchester and the Colonial Family. The Hotaling family will receive friends Friday, September 11th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm and Saturday, September 12th beginning at 11:00 a.m until service time at the funeral. The family requests memorials be directed to the Dyersburg-Dyer County Union Mission, 213 West Cedar Street, Dyersburg, TN 38024, McIver's Grant Public Library, 410 West Court Street, Dyersburg, TN 38024, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 108 North King Avenue, Dyersburg, TN 38024 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com
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Visitation

Friday, September 11, 2015

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Saturday, September 12, 2015

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Curry Funeral Home

1984 St John Ave, Dyersburg, TN 38024

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Final Resting Place

Saturday, September 12, 2015

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