Michael James Standridge Jr., 42, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at St. Thomas West in Nashville. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Marie Eva Roberts Standridge and was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Junior and Willie Runion Standridge; and maternal grandparents, Frank and Rose Moore Roberts. He was a former employee of Johns Manville. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Standridge; his father, Michael “Mike” J. Standridge Sr. of Athens; one sister, Misty Clayton; one niece, Makayla Standridge; one nephew, Brett Kincannon; two great-nieces; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Walnut Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Gardner officiating. Pallbearers will be Roy Standridge, Donny Standridge, Ricky Standridge, Jason Harmon, Dennis Walker, and David Walker. Honorary pallbearer will be Donnavan Walker. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the online guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens has been entrusted with the care of Michael James Standridge Jr.

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