Bill Standridge, 71, of Cleveland departed this life on May 21, 2020. He was born in West Tennessee and spent a majority of his life in McMinn County. He was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Bill served his country in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Marines Corps. He was retired from Olin Chemicals, loved all the UT sports, and loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Thelma Standridge; brother-in-law, Robert and wife, Nita Leslie; sister-in-law, Faye Leslie; mother and father-in-law, Charles and Elma Leslie; and brother-in-law, Jack Leslie. Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan Leslie Standridge; five children and spouses, Christopher (Laura) Standridge of Vancouver, Wash., Blake (Amy) Standridge of Cleveland, Tabitha Standridge of Athens, Cody (Amanda) Standridge, and Anna Standridge of Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren, Avery, Jordan, Lily, Camden, Landon, Kinsley, Ian, Isaac, Matthew, Kaeli, Eli, and Owen; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family. A Celebration of Life and Home Going was held on Sunday, May 24,, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Brother Bill Stockham and Brother Randy Harmon officiating. Interment was conducted on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. in Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the chapel prior to the service. Send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

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