Edward Ross Testerman ’50

Edward Ross Testerman '50Edward Ross Testerman of Rogersville, born February 18, 1927, passed away October 18, 2016 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

He was a life long resident of Rogersville until May 2016 when he moved to Baysmont in Kingsport.

He graduated from Rogersville High School as salutatorian, attended Davidson College and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Commerce.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World II.

He was co-owner of Testerman Motor Company for 54 years.  He served as Rogersville City Alderman and Hawkins County CommisSioner.

He was chairman of the Hawkins County Blood Drive during the Korean War. He was chairman of the Hawkins County Draft Board during the 1960’s, past president of the Kiwanis Club, and vice president of the Rogersville Heritage Association.

He was a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and trustee of Rogersville Presbyterian Church.  He was chairman of the board of trustees at McKinney Cemetery.  Mr. Testerman was a past member of the Inner Church Council.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Frank Testerman and Katherine Murrell Testerman; infant daughter, Helen Testerman; daughter, Mary Margaret Testerman DuVoisin; brother, J. Frank Testerman, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Hord Testerman; son, Edward Ross Testerman, Jr. and wife, Jane of Staunton, VA; grandson, Edward Ross Testerman, III and wife, Railey; great-granddaughter, Claiborne “Clay” Testerman all of Charlottesville, VA; grandson, John Mills Testerman of Washington, D.C.; sister-in-law, Carolyn H. Testerman of Rogersville; special friends, Alice Wright Hale and Karen Brooks of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation hours will be 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M., Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Rogersville Presbyterian Church.

Funeral service will be conducted 2:30 P.M., Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Rogersville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Rodney Norris officiating.  Burial will follow in McKinney Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Rogersville Presbyterian Church, 309 W. Kyle St., Rogersville, TN 37857

Online condolences may be made at www.broomefuneralhome.com

Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is honored to serve the Testerman family.