LOUDON, Tenn. — Graveside services for traffic accident victim Jack Heatherly “Trey” Lefler III, 25, an aide to Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, will be at noon Tuesday at Old Steekee Cemetery in Loudon.

Visitation will follow from 1:30 until 4 p.m. (EST) at The Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal, 917 Pond Road, Loudon.

A celebration of his life will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at All Saints Chapel, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. (CST) with a memorial service to follow in All Saints Chapel, University of the South. A reception to follow the memorial service.

McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon, is in charge of arrangements.

He was the son of Tweetie White, Hopkinsville, Ky.

Heatherly of Loudon and Nashville, died Thanksgiving Day at the University of Tennessee Medical Center of injuries suffered Monday in a traffic accident on the campus of Maryville College.

He had served on Alexander’s staff in Washington, D.C., for several years before taking on a post as a field representative of Alexander’s 2008 re-election campaign.

While a student at Loudon High School, he was captain of the football and basketball teams.

At the University of the South he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order and the Order of Gownsmen. He was captain of the Sewanee Tigers basketball team. During his college years he participated in the St. James Pilgrimage to Santiago, Spain and an outreach trip to Kingston, Jamaica.

He had also chosen to be an organ donor and through his death saved the lives of at least five others.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Edwin White, Hopkinsville; his father, Jack H. Lefler II, Loudon; a sister, Laura Lefler, who is press secretary to Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker; his stepsiblings, Carter and Nick White, Hopkinsville; his maternal grandmother, Mary Clarkson, Columbia, S.C., and paternal grandfather, Jack H. Lefler, Loudon.

Memorials may be made to Loudon High School, Loudon, Tenn., The University of the South, Sewanee, or to the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville, Tenn.

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