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JUDITH A. COURTNEY
JUDITH A. COURTNEY

Sept. 20, 2011

Judith A. Courtney, 74, Clinton, passed away Sept. 20, 2011, at her home.

She was born April 18, 1937, in Coalmont, Tenn.

She enjoyed reading and working with her flowers.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Richard C. and Katharine Parmley Lewis; and sisters, Rachel Kessell and Adele Norris.

She is survived by: Husband, John Courtney; sons, Samuel R. Courtney and wife Amy and John Courtney II and wife Gina; daughters, Katharine Patterson, Teresa Evans and husband Boyce and Rhonda Gentry and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Rachel Patterson, William Evans, Justin McKamey, Gregory McKamey, Aleisa McKamey, Brittany Yawn, Alexandra Courtney, Katie Courtney, Abby Courtney and Ryan Courtney; four great grandchildren.

A private graveside will be held in Dunlap, Tenn., for Judith.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


KENNETH WAYNE CAMPBELL
KENNETH WAYNE CAMPBELL

Sept. 17, 2011

Kenneth Wayne Campbell, 62, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Clinton and a veteran of the Air Force during the Vietnam Era and also a member of IBEW Local #760.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Leonard James and Hazel Turner Campbell.

He is survived by: Wife of 41 years, Wilma Bridges Campbell; son Kenny Campbell of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Austin, Kenny, Elizabeth, Debbie, Billy; sister, Gail Crowley of Clinton.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, with a funeral service following at 8 p.m. with Bro. Moss Beets, officiating.

Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens was honored to serve the Campbell Family.

To share your thoughts and memories with the family, go to www.woodhavenfh.com.


MICHAEL K. HENDRICKSON
MICHAEL K. HENDRICKSON

Sept. 21, 2011

Michael K. Hendrickson, 47, Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at the home of his sister, Nancy Kerby.

He was born May 29, 1964, in Oak Ridge.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was employed at Pathway Bellows and Kimberly Clark as a welder before becoming disabled.

He was a member of the Clax Gap Baptist Church and his hobbies included playing football, fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Frank and Hannah Davis Hendrickson; brothers, James, Glenn and Franklin Hendrickson; sister, Susan Borum.

He is survived by: Daughters, Magan Keith and Blair Hendrickson; grandson, Sebastian Keith; sisters, Lavana Lambert and husband Johnny and Nancy Kerby, all of Oliver Springs; brother, Mark Hendrickson and wife Judy of Elizabethton.

He is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family members and a special cousin, Vivian Davis; a special friend, Lou Strickland; and his former wife, the mother of his children, Scarlett Owens.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Jonesville Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


WILLIAM FRANK ‘PINE INN’ JONES
WILLIAM FRANK ‘PINE INN’ JONES

Sept. 16, 2011

William Frank “Pine Inn” Jones, 87, Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Bridge Nursing Home in Rockwood after battling numerous illnesses.

He was born April 2, 1924, in Campbell County and attended Coalfield School.

He was preceded in death by: The love of his life for more than 40 years, Katherine Maxine Jones; parents, Cisero and Melia Jones; sisters, Ovetta Jones and Mae Turnbill; brothers, Ed, Joseph and Ruben.

He drove “coal buckets” for more than 30 years locally for Webster & Campbell, WACO, and Wilson trucking companies. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, talking on CB radios and visiting flea markets before becoming ill.

He leaves behind: Daughter, Emelia (Cricket) Harness and fianc’e Scott Harrison of Ten Mile; son, Franklin (Jr.) and wife Vickie of Harriman; grandchildren, William, David and Nicole Jones all of Harriman, and USMC Cpl John Harness stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

He is also survived by: Brothers, Albert and wife Faye of Oliver Springs and Eugene and wife Jessie of Harriman; sister-in-law, Evelyn Jones-Tidwell of Coalfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and a special sister-in-law, Catherine Derry Cansler of Mohawk.

The family expresses their gratitude to the staff at The Bridge of Rockwood for all the wonderful care provided to Mr. Jones.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs, with services following with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at New Fairview Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


MARY DAY MARTIN
MARY DAY MARTIN

Sept. 19, 2011

Mary Day Martin, 87, originally of Tullahoma, Tenn., passed away Sept. 19, 2011, in Marietta, Ga.

She was born Nov. 8, 1923, to the late Edwin Day and Nellie Blanch Hatchett Day.

She is survived by: Daughter, Marilyn Martin Parrott; son, John “Trip” Martin; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, family has requested donations be made to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org or Open Arms of Blue Ridge www.openarmsofblueridge.org.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Ga.

You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


PATRICIA ANN ‘PAT’ PARKER
PATRICIA ANN ‘PAT’ PARKER

Sept. 20, 2011

Patricia Ann “Pat” Parker, 58, Knoxville, formerly of Briceville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a friend of everyone who met her. She loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed working at High Tech Salon in Knoxville.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Carl and Mary Seiber; brothers, Ricky and Jimbo Seiber.

Her family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Methodist Medical Center, U.T. Medical Center, and Oak Ridge Family Clinic for their outstanding care of Pat.

Survivors: Sons, Edward (Peewee) Parker and Becky Martin of Clinton, Bobby Parker and Kim of Dandridge, Chauncey Parker and Ricky Smith of Knoxville; brother, Bob Seiber and Lisa of Lake City; sister, Carlene Hutchinson and Eddie of Clinton; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Parker of Clinton, Kayla, Kelby, and Kenzie Parker of Dandridge, Lyric, Kenneth, Jarrell, and Jasmine Parker of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary, and from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Eagle Bend Apostolic Church in Clinton.

A Celebration of Life will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. David Triplett officiating.

Her interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Gilbreth Cemetery in the Marlow Community.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


BOBBIE JEAN BALSLEY
BOBBIE JEAN BALSLEY

Sept. 18, 2011

Bobbie Jean Balsley was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

She was a friend to all who met her. Her sense of humor made everyone around her at ease. She worked for Clinch River Home Health for 20 years, and was a ray of sunshine to all her patients. She enjoyed quilting and making people laugh.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Marty.

She and Marty traveled the world together due to Marty’s service in the Air Force.

Also left to grieve her passing are: Son, Mike Balsley of Lake City; daughters, Diane Ford of Lake City, Stephanie Kirkpatrick and husband Gary of Knoxville, Victoria Sporsen and husband Johan of Knoxville; loving sister, Joann Dailey of Minooka, Ill.; she had 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Norris with Father Bill Gahagan officiating.

Her interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

You may also view Bobbie’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


LeROY GEORGE ALLEN
LeROY GEORGE ALLEN

Sept. 17, 2011

LeRoy George Allen, 90, the Karns Community, died Sept. 17, 2011, at Ben Atchley Veteran’s Home.

Preceded in death by: Wife, Evadana Allen; sons, Ted Leon and George Ray Allen; parents, Samuel and Murmie Patterson Allen; brother, J.W. Allen; sisters, Cora Gentry, Maudie Jones, Lena Jones, Helen Hensley and Mollie Chapman.

A member of Ball Camp Baptist Church, he was a World War II veteran, receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was an avid gardener and for many years sold vegetables from his roadside market.

He is survived by: Son, Philip (Rudy) Allen and partner Caye of Norman, Okla.; daughter Geneva Allen of Knoxville; grandchildren, Anthony Allen and wife Amy of Knoxville, Jill Christian and husband Spencer of Austin, Texas, Meghan Green and husband Ryan of Fresco, Texas, Spencer Allen and wife Danielle of Tulsa, Okla., Gretchen Allen and husband Wayne Ashman of Brisbane, Australia, Rachel Harris and husband Simon of Norman, Okla., and Austin Allen of Norman, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Kennedy, Kendall and Addison Allen, Griffin and Ava Green, Emery and Abigail Christian, Madeline Allen, Jack Ashman and Rylee and Lyla Harris; several nieces, nephews and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 20, 2011, at Ball Camp Baptist Church.

Funeral service followed, the Rev. Mark Allison and the Rev. Ed Sunday-Winters officiating.

Graveside military service was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.


MARIE ELIZABETH McCRARY
MARIE ELIZABETH McCRARY

Sept. 19, 2011

Marie Elizabeth McCrary, 82, Oak Ridge, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Anderson County.

She had continued to live in this area throughout her life.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Beech Park Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Willie Lowe and Laura Jones; husbands, Henion Patterson, Milton Simmons and Fred McCrary; son Glen Buster Patterson; granddaughter, Nova Cox; great-grandchildren, Ian and Eden Carroll; sister, Farris Lowe; and brother, Willie Lowe Jr.

She is survived by: Daughters, Glenda Lay of Oak Ridge, Mary Ruth Smith of Ten Mile and Shirley Mckinney and husband Steve of Harriman; sons, Lenn Patterson and wife Betty of Oliver Springs, Jessie Patterson and wife Virginia, of Harriman and Jerry Patterson and wife Eva of Harriman; grandchildren, Jordan Scrimsher, Duane Bryan, Haylee Carroll, Mallory McKinney, Hayden McKinney, Virgil Patterson, Cindy Coker, William Patterson, Jerry Patterson Jr., Jacob Foster, Mary Lynn Patterson, Connie Patterson and Linda Jones; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Sisters, Joyce Bunch and husband Frank of East Alton, Ill., Lois Bunch and husband Tom of East Alton, Ill., and Faye Lowe of East Alton, Ill.; brothers, Clifton Lowe and wife, Frances of Clarksville, Eugene Lowe of Vermillion, Ohio, and Rudolph Lowe and wife Diane of Leesburg, Ala.; and by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Beech Park Baptist Church.

The funeral followed with Pastor Robbie Leach officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at noon Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


JOHN ARVILLE SING
JOHN ARVILLE SING

Sept. 18, 2011

John Arville Sing, Claxton: Wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and World War II Veteran

Born Sept. 18, 1922, Middlesboro, Ky.

Died Sept. 18, 2011, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital Knoxville.

He served in the United States Army during World War II: Private First Class, Company “K” 10th Infantry S, from Sept. 23, 1940 – July 30, 1945.

Proceeded in Death by: Wife, Nora Fay Sing; daughter, Frieda Kay Davis; and son, Danny Ray Sing.

Survived by: Grandchildren, Dawn Lane and husband Bobby Lane of Claxton, Karrie Greene and husband Phillip Greene of Maryville, James Davis wife Irene Davis of Wyandotte Mich.; great-grandchildren, Cody Lane, Krista Lane, Dalton Greene, Emma Greene, Alexandra Davis, and Daniela Davis; nieces, Donna Collins of Florida, Johnny Sue Durham of Port Richie, Fla.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside service were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


JERRY LYNN PHILLIPS
JERRY LYNN PHILLIPS

Sept. 21, 2011

Jerry Lynn Phillips, 56, Lake City, lost his battle with cancer Sept. 21, 2011.

He was born May 1, 1955, in Anderson County to the late Amos and Ora Mae Phillips.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by: Wife, Bondy Stocks Phillips; daughter, April Phillips Moore and husband Greg; step-daughter, Cyndie Stocks Rosenbalm and husband Andy; granddaughter, Rebekah Kaitlyn Rosebalm; sisters, Shirley Clowers and husband Hugh, Irene Harmon and husband Johnny, Betty Kennedy and late husband Henry, Imogene Wilson and husband Mike, Mary Neal , brothers, Tommy Phillips and wife Viola, A.R. Phillips and wife Janet, David Phillips and wife Betty

He also leaves behind special friends and nephews Ricky Clowers, Ronnie Clowers, Brian Kennedy, Kevin Kennedy and special niece Lisa Clowers Smith and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City and go in funeral procession to the Leach Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment.

You may also view Jerry’s guestbook online at www.Holleygamblefh.com

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City is in charge of all arrangements.


MARGIE ELIZABETH LIVELY SINGLETON
MARGIE ELIZABETH LIVELY SINGLETON

Sept. 15, 2011

Margie Elizabeth Lively Singleton, 86, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at St. Mary’s North in Knoxville.

She was a lovely lady, who had a smile and kind word for all. Her attitude and personality will always be remembered by family and friends.

She was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.

She was born March 6, 1925, in Pineville, Ky.

She moved to Oliver Springs at an early age where she continued to live until adulthood. She lived in Oak Ridge before moving to Clinton in the mid 1950’s.

She was a faithful Christian and while living in Oliver Springs she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, and following her move to Clinton she became a member of the Second Baptist Church, Clinton.

She retired in 1991 from Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge following 22 years of faithful service.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Robert and Gertrude Qualls Lively; sons, George and Scotty Singleton; brothers, Billy Joe and Charles Lively; sisters, Dorothy Borum, Naomi Smith, Tommy Ann Lively and Ruth Lively; and granddaughter, Brooklyn.

She leaves to morn her passing: Husband of 62 years, George Singleton; daughter, Carolyn Duncan and husband Thomas; sons, Richard and Timothy Singleton all of Clinton; grandchildren, Melony Crowley of Clinton, Joshua Singleton of Clinton, Elijah Duncan of Chattanooga, Nicholas, Lori and Amanda Duncan all of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Kegan, Chase, Kobie, Bryson, Brent and Darium.

She is also survived by, nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends including a special caregiver.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Crowley officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


EDITH A. WILSON
EDITH A. WILSON

Sept. 16, 2011

Edith A. Wilson, Clinton, passed away at Golden Living Center Sept. 16, 2011.

She was born June 2, 1916.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mark United Methodist Church where she was past historian. She was very proud of a memorial wall she had been responsible in creating at the church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Wilson; brother, Edward G. Wilson and wife Hazel Wilson Smith.

Miss Wilson, a graduate of Knoxville Business College, began working in Oak Ridge during the early days, and had a most interesting career. In the beginning she was with Tennessee Eastman Corporation. Later she transferred to Manhattan Engineers at X-10. For a year of this period she was associated with Admiral H.G. Rickover and his group who were in Oak Ridge doing ground work for the atomic powered submarine. Her next move was to Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, now ORAU, Special Training Division where she came in contact with scientists from all over the world. An interesting staff member here was a Hungarian scientist who had worked with Madame Curie in Paris before emigrating to America. She ended her career with WATO Radio as advertising copywriter and continuity director.

An avid reader, she was very interested in Clinton Library, where she sometimes volunteered. She also enjoyed writing, both prose and poetry, and had some of her work published.

Survivors include her cousin and care-giver, Morris and wife Roberta Campbell of Clinton and several other cousins and close friends.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Golden Living Center’s staff for providing such devoted and loving care to Miss Wilson.

The family received friends from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

A graveside service followed at Sunset Cemetery with Pastor Donald Swift and Pastor Wayne Hedrick officiating.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


ROBERT (BOBBY) SHUTE
ROBERT (BOBBY) SHUTE

Sept. 20, 2011

Robert (Bobby) Shute, 33, Clinton, passed away Sept. 20, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center North.

He attended Anderson County High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert G. Shute.

Survivors: Mother, Gail Shute Powell; step-father, Jeff Powell; sister, Natasha Core and husband Eric and children, Kristina, Robert and Emily Core; fiancée, Lisa Milbourn; step-daughter, Julie Milbourn

A memorial service will be held at later date.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.


CHARLES HARRELL RUTHERFORD
CHARLES HARRELL RUTHERFORD

Sept. 22, 2011

Charles Harrell Rutherford, 89, passed away at his home Sept. 22, 2011.

He was a proud veteran of World War II, stationed in Spanhoe, England.

He graduated from Norris High School and Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton and retired from Sears after 29 years.

He was a wonderful husband and father. His favorite pastime was “piddling,” but it was always with a purpose and he always illustrated patience, ingenuity, and perfection when completing his projects. He was truly one of the “Greatest Generation” as demonstrated in many ways throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Hugh and Talitha Rutherford; brothers, Leo Rutherford, Oral Rutherford, Clyde Rutherford, Frank Rutherford, Edgar Rutherford, Herbert Rutherford; daughter-in-law, Nellie Rutherford; great-grandchild, Elizabeth.

He is survived by: Wife of almost 66 years, Jean Schubert Rutherford; sons, Mike and Bonita Rutherford, Steve Rutherford; daughter, Sonny and Karen Rogers; brothers, Jake and Ann Rutherford, Evert and Betty Rutherford; sister, Eloise Irwin; grandchildren, Renee, Christi, Nathan, Nicole, Vic and Matt; great-grandchildren, Travis, Logan, Ellie, Emma, Lakin.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Covenant Hospice and All About You Home Care, LLC whose services and care were invaluable.

Mr. Rutherford was honored to participate in the HonorAir trip to Washington on Oct. 29, 2008. This trip was very special to him.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the HonorAir Knoxville or Covenant Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Elliott officiating.

Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


ROBERT ‘BOB’ WINTON PRESLEY
ROBERT ‘BOB’ WINTON PRESLEY

Sept. 21, 2011

Robert “Bob” Winton Presley, 67, Seymour, passed away Sept. 21, 2011, at his home after a brief illness with cancer.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sevierville. He was born in Cookeville and was the first son of the late Charles Warren Presley and Charlcie Matheney Presley, who currently resides in Sevierville.

He is also survived by: Wife of almost 47 years, Louise Stoddard Presley; daughter, Brooke Presley Ownby, and her husband, Kevin Michael Ownby; granddaughter, Kendall Morgan Ownby, and a grandson due in December, all of Seymour.

He is also survived by a brother, David Warren Presley, of Washington State.

His parents moved from Algood, Tenn., to this area when he was just six weeks old so his father could go to work on the Manhattan Project at the K-25 Plant. Of special note is that his family’s first rental home in Oak Ridge was a two-bedroom flattop house located at 68 Outer Drive.

This is the very house that was donated by Dr. Kenneth and Isabelle Fitzpatrick Smith to the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) in Oak Ridge to be reconstructed on the museum grounds as a symbol of Oak Ridge’s history during the Manhattan Project in time for the 60th anniversary of the AMSE and the Gate Opening Ceremony in March 2009. He loved to tell anyone who would listen “that he and Abe Lincoln both had their childhood homes in museums.”

He graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1962, attended Tennessee Technological University for three years, and served as a Tank Driver and Army Cook in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He went to work for Union Carbide Nuclear Division at the Mouse House in the Biology Division as an Animal Handler/Supervisor for ORNL at Y-12. He then transferred to the Y-12 Plant as a Materials Dispatcher. He held successive jobs in the Product Engineering Division area working on weapons production. He also worked with Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Labs, with the Pantex facility in Texas, and at the Nevada Test Site.

In his later years of employment at Y-12 under DOE Contractors Lockheed Martin and BWXT Y-12 and because of his extensive knowledge of Y-12, he was involved as a protocol official for tours at all of Oak Ridge’s government facilities of Tennessee’s elected officials, U.S. military officials, and U.S. Cabinet members such as Secretaries of Energy. He then received a Presidential appointment from President George W. Bush in September 2001 to serve on the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (for sick weapons facility workers), a position he still held serving President Barack Obama. He retired from Y-12 in 2002 after 36 years of vast experience. Since retirement he has held consulting jobs with Pro2Serve until 2008 and was currently employed by M.S. Technology, Inc.

Outside of work activities, he became a community volunteer. He joined the Oak Ridge Jaycees and helped with the very first Special Olympics in Oak Ridge. He was also actively involved in the Tennessee Jaycees, where he served as a District 14 Director, Commander of the Volunteer Corps in 1983-1984, on the Board of Directors for Camp Discovery in Gainesboro, and was a Tennessee Jaycees International Senator. He next became involved in the Anderson County Fair and the Tennessee Association of Fairs. He served positions as East TN Director and East TN Vice President of the Tennessee Association of Fairs, becoming TAF’s President in 1992, visiting 36 fairs across Tennessee that year. After his term as TAF President he became President of the Anderson County Fair for a number of years. In 1995, he helped Lockheed Martin Energy Systems start a “Help to the Smokies” employee volunteer project while still actively employed at Y-12, rehabilitating picnic areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a project which is continued today by BWXT Y-12. He and Louise have volunteered many hours since 2004 on behalf of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. He also served on the Townsend Planning Commission as a non-resident member.

His hobbies included spending time with family and friends, competitive barbeque cooking and judging, researching family genealogy, traveling, and collecting antiques. He loved cooking for his church families at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge and for First United Methodist Church in Sevierville.

Louise and Brooke would like to thank their family, longtime friends, church families, neighbors, and healthcare providers for their love, prayers, and support during Bob’s illness.

The family will have a private graveside service.

They will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Sevierville, with a ”Celebration of Life and Service of Death and Resurrection,” officiated by Pastor Andrew Henry and Associate Pastor Bruce Adams at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to: First United Methodist Church , 214 Cedar Street, Sevierville, Tenn., 37862; the American Museum of Science and Energy, designated to the Flattop House Preservation, 300 South Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830; or the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Post Office Box 268, Townsend, Tenn., 37882; .

Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, is in charge of the arrangements. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com



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