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George Michael “Mike” Niederhauser

Prominent businessman and community leader, George Michael “Mike” Niederhauser, 68, of Estill Springs passed away on December 20, 2023 after complications from cancer. Born March 6, 1955 in Nashville, he was the son of the late George Edward Niederhauser and Mary Elizabeth Henley Niederhauser. After graduating from Manchester Central High School he began a 50 year career as a distinguished business owner and board member in the community. Mike served as the Arnold Community Council Committee Chair for Legislative Affairs, Air Force Materiel Command Civic Leader Program, Tennessee Republican Party activist, Founding Member and Board of Director with First Vision Bank, President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, President of the Tullahoma Chamber of Commerce, President of the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce, Board of Director for Unity Hospital, Mach Tenn Running Club, 40 year owner of Mike Niederhauser China and Gift Shop, volunteer with Storehouse Food Pantry Manchester, Board of Director for Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Group, member of Greater Manchester Economic Development Board, Tullahoma Technology Development Corporation, Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee, Tennessee Jaycees, Bonnaroo advocate, the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, among many other organizations in which he valued his memberships. Additionally, Mike treasured time with family, sharing delicious cooking, and fancied himself a sommelier. As an outdoor enthusiast, he partook in triathlons, biking, hiking to the Base Camp on Mount Everest, traveling, and waterskiing with friends and family.

Mike is preceded in death by mother Mary Niederhauser, grandparents E.E. & Mary Louise Henley and father George Edward Niederhauser, grandparents Edward & Mary Frank Niederhauser; and aunts Mary Joyce Burrus Lynch (Sonny, JB) and Vivian Henley. He is survived by his siblings Edward “Butch” Niederhauser (Tina), Reecie Niederhauser Campbell (Dave); nieces and nephews Holly Niederhauser Vaughn, Brian Niederhauser (Carrie), Micah Campbell Porter (Corey), Meghan Campbell Murray (Tim), Melissa Campbell Porter (Chris); 8 grand-nieces and -nephews; uncle Edward Henley; first cousins, Jennye Burrus Greene, Brett Henley, Stacey Henley Cravens, Leslie Henley Trussler, and families; and many loving generations.

Above all else, relationships with family and friends were the most cherished aspects of his life.

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The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 pm on January 5th, 2024 at the Manchester First Methodist Church, 105 N Church Street. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service from 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm.

Memorial donations will be graciously accepted in his name to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Mach Tenn Running Club, and The Storehouse Food Pantry in Manchester.

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