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Theodore Melton Self
Date of Death or Service Apr 12, 2014
Theodore Melton Self

 Funeral services for Theodore Melton Self, known to many as “Coach Self”, age 86 of Dickson were held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with David Peeler and Neil Jobe officiating. Place of rest is in the Dickson County Memorial Gardens.

Coach Self died Saturday April 12, 2014 at his home. A native of Dora, Alabama, but he resided in Tennessee most of his adult life. Born November 22, 1927 to the late Sebern and Gladys Roberts Self and he was preceded in death by his son, Ted M. Self, Jr., brother, S.L. Self; sisters, Judy Elliott and Hilda Faye Watts. He graduated from APSU in 1951, and also attended Peabody College where he received a Masters Degree in Education. Before entering the teaching profession as a coach, Mr. Self served in the U.S. Air Force where he received a commission of 2nd Lt. His love of sports called him back to Tennessee where he taught and coached for 30 years. Coach Self was committed to his students and their welfare. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Anne Harris Self of Dickson; daughter, Susan French and her husband Roger of Dickson; granddaughter, Aubree Marie French; brothers, Nat Self of Bessemer, AL, Johnny Self and his wife Carolyn of Hoover, AL; sisters, Jane Norris of Atlanta, GA, Orlane Snuggs of Trussville, AL.


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