Margie Edith Wightman


Margie Edith Wightman, 80, of Crossville, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.
She was born April 18, 1939, in Crossville, daughter of the late William Lawrence Durham and Hattie Edith (Boston) Durham.
Everyone that knew Margie saw her zest for life immediately. She was always happy, energetic, vivacious, kind, loved to share a good laugh, and very empathetic. She had a great sense of style, and loved working in her yard - flowers of all kinds, especially anything yellow. She traveled often with her son and experienced many wonderful things the world has to offer. Just as of 3½ years ago she traveled with her beloved son and friends to Paris and Ireland. She not only visited Versailles, Notre Dame but spent the night in an Irish castle - always her dream, which was a surprise from her son.
Willie Nelson was one of her favorite artists and she loved the story of his life. Her number of friends were countless and her love for each of them was apparent and abundant.
Margie worked at Cumberland Medical Center as a unit secretary for 45 years and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her son, Kirk Wightman of Austin, TX; nieces, Sheri Riddle and Sharon McMahon; great-niece, Hannah Riddle; and other extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Margie is preceded in death by her brother, Hook Boston; and sisters, Betty Szabo, Patsy Cox and Mary Upchurch.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Thom Hassler officiating. Interment in Crossville City Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. ( was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on May 6, 2019
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4 posts

Brenda Whittenburg-Herring
May 10, 2019
It was always wonderful running into Margie. I loved working with her, knew she always had everything done just right. She made the nurses jobs so much easier. Will miss seeing her smiling face.
Tina Hall O'Connor
May 08, 2019
My mom, Wanda Hall, and Margie were great friends. I know they are now in heaven laughing and telling stories. She was such a wonderful person. My love to Kirk, even if he doesn't remember me. She came to my brother's funeral last February and it was so great to get a hug from her. I will miss knowing she is on this earth.
Bet Taylor
May 07, 2019
So sorry about this family's loss. May she rip now.
Bet Taylor
May 07, 2019
So sorry for this family's loss. I knew Margie; worked with her at CMC on the floor as nurse tech...she was the unit secretary and was very good at her work. I came back to Tennessee from Florida hoping to meet up with old friends and co-workers. Sadly, I missed meeting up with Margie but may she now rip from all her earthly duties.