by Tom Childers

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., (BNc) — Leamon Anderson Flatt, age 80, died Saturday, Sept. 8. Brother Flatt was a Church of Christ minister in Middle Tennessee for more than 60 years. He earned his BA Degree from David Lipscomb University, attended Freed-Hardeman University and received his Master’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He was listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 2, 140.

He was popular with young people and was often invited to speak to teen groups.

Flatt was a native of Jackson County and was the son of the late Benton Madison and Cleo Way Flatt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Thomas Flatt who died in 2004; brother, Dowell Flatt. Funeral service were held today at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Dr. Bill Flatt and Dr. Don Flatt officiated.

He is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Cindy Phiffer and husband Jim, Phyllis Cooper and husband David all of Murfreesboro, Jen Flatt Osborn and husband Ken of San Leon, Tex.; three brothers, Dr. Bill Flatt and his wife Louise, Ken Flatt and his wife Greta all of Cookeville, Dr. Don Flatt of Vienna, WVa.; three sisters, Rosa Lee Fox of Rome, Ga., Linda Anderson and her husband Jimmy of Gainesboro, Wanda Crabtree and her husband Joey of Smithville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Della Flatt of Crossville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jonathon Fee, Josh Phiffer, Heather Diehr, Hope Cooper and Promise Hilsher; three great grandchildren, Isabella and Layla Fee and Cooper Diehr.

The family would like to express their appreciation to a special friend, Nadine Smithson. They would also like to thank the staff of Sunnington Assisted Living, Community Care and MTMC.

Online condolences may be made at the Woodfin Chapel website.