John Center obituary

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Allen Center, age 76, on October 26, 2018. He was a native of Glens Falls, New York, son of the late H. Allen and Ann Morehouse Center, and nephew of his beloved late aunt, Katherine Morehouse Covey.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Pinkerton Center; his son, John Simeon Center (Nancy); granddaughters, Emmy and Kate Center; beloved mother-in-law, Emalyn Pinkerton; Jack and Hope Pinkerton; and nephew, Clay Pinkerton.

A memorial gathering will be held in celebration of his life on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of memorial services beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of John Allen Center to the Nature Conservancy in Tennessee, 210 25th Ave N, Ste 810, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, the Friends of Radnor Lake, 1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220 or the Friends of South Cumberland State Park, P.O. Box 816, Sewanee, TN 37375. An online guestbook is available for the Center family at

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