Herman David “Dee” Jeter Jr., of McMinnville died Thursday, March 1. He was born Oct. 26, 1921 in Kingsport and was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Kern Jeter; parents Herman David Jeter Sr., and Elizabeth Jane McGuire Jeter; sisters Anna Lee Tipton and husband Joe; Helen Cox and husband Donald; brothers, Willard C. Jeter and wife Bess, James Carl Jeter and wife Kate; nephews Jim Jeter, Ronald Jeter and Donald Cox Jr.; father-in-law and mother-in-law O.M. and Bonnie Kern; sisters-in-law Florence Hood, Bonnie Miller and Joann Hood; brother-in-law Joe Long; niece Amy Hood and son-in-law Kenneth Tolliver.He is survived by daughter, Sandra Tolliver of Johnson City; son Dennis Jeter and wife Debbie of McMinnville; grandchildren Richard Hubbard and fiancée Gloria Robles of Morehead City, N.C., Dana Denise Griffin and husband Bill and great-grandson Gabe of Lenoir, N.C., Jamie Hubbard of Johnson City, Hilary Erin Jeter of Murfreesboro, Graham Jeter of Portland, Oregon and Ashley Jerrall of Nashville; sister, Mildred Jeter Kilbourne of Kingsport; and many nieces and nephews who dearly loved their “Uncle Dee”. Mr. Jeter was a Navy veteran of World War II. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in engineering and was a longtime employee of General Shale Brick Company.
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