Cover photo for David Bruce Mazza's Obituary
David Bruce Mazza Profile Photo

David Bruce Mazza

October 23, 1944 — April 3, 2019

David Bruce Mazza

David Bruce Mazza, age 74 of Athens, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Starr Regional Nursing Health and Rehabilitation Center in Etowah.
A West Tennessee native and longtime resident of Athens, he was a son of the late Frederick Caesar Mazza,  Mary Estalee Tucker and Perry  Spoone, and was preceded in death by his grandmother who raised him, Delphia Mary "Big Mamma" Tucker Rogers, 1 sister, Teresa Spoone; 1 brother-in-law, Sterling Jennings; 1 niece, Stacy Fields; 1 nephew, Scott Rogers; his daughter-in-law, Danielle Mazza, and the mother of his son, Carlotta Mazza.
A United States Air Force veteran, he served as a bomber mechanic from 1960-1964. He had a life-long love of flying and was a pilot who flew private planes.   He had a career in the savings and loan and insurance businesses in both Memphis and Chattanooga.  He had an entrepreneurial spirit that led him to open seventeen Video Village movie rental stores in the Chattanooga area, which were the first in the city.  He then entered the video and appliance distribution business by opening Video and Appliance Distributors that served the Southeastern United States.  After moving to Athens, he became the founder and broker of Athens Realty and later acquired the Coldwell Banker franchise, which quickly became the top real estate agency in McMinn County. He was a member of Rogers Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors:
1 son and daughter-in-law, Zachary and Shaundra Mazza of Decatur;
5 grandchildren, Alacee (Allie) Mazza, Jayden Mazza, Cameron Mazza, Jaxon Wright, and Conner Mazza.
1 brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Patricia Fields of Jackson;
2 sisters, Jeanie Mazza Kimerer of Dayton, Christine Mazza of Jackson.
4 step-children and spouses,  Steve and Cathy Ashby, Cindy Ashby Stone, Rod Hill, Scott and Jackie Hill all of Chattanooga.
Special friends, Amie Simbeck, Herman Posey, and Ron Duke;
Several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 12:30 PM Friday, April 5, 2019 at McMinn Memory Gardens with Herman Posey, Tyler Forrest, and Ron Duke conducting the service.  Active Pallbearers will be Herman Posey and Ron  Duke.   The family will receive friends from 11 AM-12 Noon prior to the graveside service at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be mad to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, c/o Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.   Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/David-Mazza.  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Bruce Mazza, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, April 5, 2019

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 5

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree