OBITUARY: Dickie Wayne Voorhies


Dickie Wayne Voorhies, lifelong resident of Columbia, Tennessee, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 28, 2023, at the age of 54 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He gave the gift of life through organ donation.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda Potts Voorhies Morris of Columbia; twin brother, Nicholas Shane Voorhies of Columbia; sister, Michelle (David) Fuller of Columbia; nephew, Aaron Fuller; niece, Alissa Fuller; children, James (Nikita) Voorhies of Lawrenceburg; Rebecca Huffstetler of Maryville; Samantha Voorhies of Columbia; Savannah Voorhies of Knoxville; Austin Voorhies of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jaylen Voorhies, Jaxon Voorhies, Jazaiah Voorhies, Liam Voorhies, Callie Voorhies, Emma Brewer, Audrey Brown, Bristol Huffstetler, Paisley Huffstetler, Isabella Huffstetler; step-grandchildren, Cheyenne Dolberry, Dahlilah Dolberry, Jackson Dolberry, and Jessie Griffin; step-brothers, Johnny Voorhies, Joseph Voorhies; and aunts, Mary McClanhan and Marguerite Voorhies.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, William Morris; and son-in-law, Randal Huffstetler.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends on Thursday from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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Active pallbearers will be Ron Hickman, Tommy Vaughn, Roscoe Williams, Mark Black, Terry King, and David Fuller.


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