Cynthia Rene' Powers Anderson, age 44, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, November 15, 2007 in an automobile accident. Cynthia was an employee of Applebee's in Alcoa. She was an avid equestrian and motorcyclist. Cynthia was a loving wife and daughter. Survivors: husband of 14 years, Larry K. Anderson; parents, Wilma and Lehman Powers of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, David and Judie Powers of Knoxville; 2 nieces and a nephew. Cindy enjoyed a host of friends who were involved with her equestrian and motorcycling activities. She especially enjoyed her friends with whom she worked. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Friday followed by a Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Dr. Glenn Gregg officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Walking Horse Association, At The Kentucky Horse Park, 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 4, Lexington, KY 40511. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Cynthia Powers Anderson.
Tommy Fleming, age 66, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, passed away suddenly Thursday, November 15, 2007. Tommy attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. He retired from the Texas Education Agency, where he was the Director of the Health and Physical Education Department. Tommy was a University Professor and authored several education books. In his youth, he played five years of professional baseball with the New York Yankees Organization. Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Fleming. He is survived by his wife, Linda Crawford; son, John Thomas Fleming and wife, Meredith; step daughters, Kristie Phillips and Mary Beth Phillips; grandson, Caden Herron; mother, Naomi Fleming and sister, Patricia Fleming. Private services will be held. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Fleming family.
Jean Marie Skidmore, age 64, of Lenoir City, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2007. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father, Vaughn Skidmore; mother, Janie Skidmore; sister, Diane Smelcer and special companion, Clark Taylor. She is survived by her sisters, Connie Frye of Lenoir City, LaVonne Moore and husband, Troy of Williston, FL; nieces and nephews: Tonia Moore Pendray and husband, John, Jessica Moore Parrish and husband, Robby all of Williston, FL, Christy Scates and husband, David, Chasity Duff all of Lenoir City, Charity Clark, Charles Clark both of Lenoir City, Lance Johnson and wife, Kathy of Williston, FL, Vince Johnson and wife, Jamie of Lenoir City, Rusty Smelcer and wife, Stephanie of Rockwood, Chuck Clark of Knoxville and Jackie Clark of Crossville; 21 great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Seay officiating. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Skidmore family.
Victor Augustine Rudis, age 57, of Knoxville, TN passed away on November 15, 2007, in his home after a long illness. He was born August 27, 1950 in Boston, MA to the late Hans Rudis and his wife Stephanie "Stella" (Okuniewski) Rudis. Preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Rudis. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Mary R. (DeRonde) Rudis and their two sons, Jeffrey D. Rudis and Jonathan F. Rudis, and a brother Steven Rudis of Boston, MA. He is also survived by nieces Christina Poma of Hawaii and Melinda Darrigo of Massachusetts, several great nieces and nephews and numerous cousins in the United States and in Germany. His educational accomplishments include a BS in Biology from Boston College, a MS in Ecology from Rutgers University and a MS in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin. For the past 27 years he was a Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit. At the beginning of his career, he was one of the pioneers in efforts to incorporate and study the non-forest issues in forest resource assessments across the southern United States. His accomplishments are far-reaching and have included substantial contributions in the areas of landscape ecology, fragmentation, invasive species, and human impacts on forest systems. His impressive publication history includes contributions to over 40 government publications, books, proceedings, and articles published in at least 8 different scientific journals. He demonstrated genuine curiosity for and love of forest resources in the southern United States, and sought to better the program for which he worked through a spirit of enthusiasm, cooperation and collaboration that will be sorely missed. He was a member of the Society of American Foresters, the Ecological Society of America, The Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club and Sigma XI Scientific Research Society. He was a former member and President of the Mississippi Native Plant Society. He was a former member of the World Neighbor's Association at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, where he and his family served as a host family for numerous international students for a number of years. Recently, he was the webmaster and photographer for Bearden High School Swimming and Diving Team, Knoxville, TN. Over the years he resided in Boston, MA, New Brunswick, NJ, Madison, WI, New Orleans, LA, and Starkville, MS. His special interests were gardening and landscaping, especially with native plants and photography. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday followed by a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael Woods and Father Augustine Idra A.J. concelebrants. Interment will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Concord Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or to the Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Rudis family.
Jewell Roberts Thomas, age 98, of Lenoir City, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the Brakebill Nursing Home. Jewell was a member of Martel United Methodist Church. She was the former owner of the General Store in Lenoir City. Jewell was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Roberts; children, J. D. Roberts and Betty Roberts Winfrey; son-in-law, Bland Winfrey; parents, Ross and Mattie Nichols; several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her grandson, Brian Winfrey and wife, Amy of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Bonnie of St. Louis, MO; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services with Rev. Eddie Click officiating. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of Jewell Roberts Thomas.
Georgette Bunch Davis, age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Friday evening, November 16, 2007 at Loudon Health Care Center. Georgette was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil H. Davis; parents, Walter and Martha Ann Bunch and brother, William Albert Bunch. She is survived by her sons: Jerry Davis, Glenn Harold Davis, and Virgil Ray Davis all of Knoxville; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; brother, Bruce Bunch of Knoxville along with many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sammy Thomas officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Monday at Marietta Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Davis family.
Geetia Lyn Jenkins, of Concord departed this life on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at UT Medical Center. Born March 20, 1953 to John Bryant Jenkins and Frances Russell Jenkins, Geetia was a member of the Concord Presbyterian Church. Her life was physically difficult but she faced it with dignity and grace. Geetia loved her animals and was preceded in death by her beloved Leader Dog, Cocoa, her eyes for 12 years and many other canine friends during her lifetime including Rusty and Peggy Sue. Survivors are sisters: Judy, Concord and Lisa and husband Jacob Huber of Baltimore. Uncle William F. Russell and wife, Ruth of Warner Robins, GA and Aunt Mary Peebles and husband, Bob, of Stone Mtn., GA. Several cousins including Toby Jenkins, her phone buddy. Geetia had some very special friends that enriched her life including Daniel and Melody Leibmann. The family wishes to thank the many excellent doctors, nurses, and caregivers that made her life as easy as possible for a long time. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Geetia's life to follow at 2 p.m. with Dr. G. Kenneth Gates officiating. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor her life may want to consider making a contribution to the Humane Society or Animal Shelter of choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Jenkins family.
Helen Indiana Nordeen, age 89, of Farragut passed away Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2007. Helen was member of Concord United Methodist Church where she participated in the Friendship Club and Choir. She enjoyed gardening and making and collecting dolls. Preceded in death by husband, Francis Nordeen; parents, Joseph and Minnie Powells; brother and sister-in-law, Myron and Frances Powells. Survivors: children and spouses; Doran M. (Dean) Nordeen and wife, Annie Nordeen of Arizona; Cynthia R. Atchley and husband, Glenn E. Atchley; grandchildren; Aaron D. Atchley and wife, Brooke of Johnson City, TN and Kendra D. Atchley of Knoxville; great granddaughters, Anna Elizabeth Atchley and Abigail Faith Atchley; nephews, Stan, Larry and Tim Powells; niece, Julie K. Nordeen; sister-in-law, Marion Nordeen. The family will receive friends 10 am Wednesday with Funeral Services at 11 am in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Rebekah Fetzer officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Cemetery. Friends may also call at the home of Glenn and Cynthia Atchley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. Click Funeral Home 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Nordeen family.
Ronald D. (Ron) Huston, age 76, of Knoxville, TN, lived in many areas of the country and traveled widely, spending much of his life in California, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2007 in Knoxville, after a battle with cancer. Ron was retired after a successful career in Sales Management, President of HR Corporation and was a restaurant owner, with his wife Nancy, in San Rafael, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents at a young age and by his brother Frank Huston, earlier this year. Ron is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy Jantz Huston; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Cathy Huston of Dublin, CA; grandchildren, Marc and Sarah Huston; sister-in-law, Pat Huston, niece, Ann Marie Huston Natterelli. A Celebration of Life will be held in Northern California at a later date. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Hutson family.
Elizabeth T. Grinvalsky, age 92, of Farragut, formerly of Stamford, Ct., passed away early Tuesday morning, November 20, 2007. She was born in Torrington, Ct. November 12, 1915, and daughter of the late John and Anna Zaharek Grinvalsky. She graduated from Western Connecticut State Teacher’s College. Elizabeth (Betty) taught first grade in the Torrington and Stamford school system for 42 years, retiring in 1980 from Willard Elementary School in Stamford, Ct. Betty was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut, TN. While living in Stamford, Ct., She was a member of St. Benedict Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and later served as a volunteer Director of Religious Education at the church for 7 years, from 1984 to1992. She was also a member of the Hubbard Heights Garden Club, the Rehabilitation Center of Connecticut, and the Connecticut Retired Teachers’ Association. She also tutored students on a volunteer basis. Elizabeth served as Certified Hospice Volunteer and her hobbies included raising Jackson Perkins rose bushes, for which she won many awards. One of the highlights of Elizabeth’s career was being selected as one of ten “Outstanding Volunteers” in the State of Connecticut in 1986, by the Hartford Courant Newspaper. She was presented with a beautiful Plague and had the honor of meeting Mrs. Barbara Bush, who was the Keynote Speaker that year. Betty also received the annual Southwestern Connecticut Association of Life Underwriters Humanitarian Award in 1987. Elizabeth was predeceased by her brothers: Rev. Stephen A. Grinvalsky, former Pastor of St. Benedict Church, Stamford, CT., Dr. Henry Grinvalsky (noted Pathologist), of Grosse Pointe, MI., Andrew, John, Michael, George, James, Bernard and Joseph Grinvalsky. Her Sisters, Sister M. Thelma Grinvalsky of SS. Cyril and Methodius of Danville, PA., Anna Zerr, Susan Lach, Katherine Lamp, Mary, Helen and Rita Grinvalsky. Betty had a host of loving relatives who survive her. Special to her was her sister-in-law Margaret Grinvalsky, nephews Andrew Grinvalsky Andrew Lach and Dr. Henry Grinvalsky, Jr. and nieces Merry Stephen, Susan and Claire Grinvalsky among others. Three dear friends, Marion O’Domirok, Marge Brown and Phyllis Ide, survive Betty, with whom she made her home. A Mass will be held in Torrington, CT with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Elizabeth Grinvalsky.
Spraker, Avery Leeper, age 77, of Chattanooga, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, November 19, 2007. He was a Christian and a gentleman. During his twenty years of service in the U. S. Air Force, he served in other countries and was stationed at many bases in the United States, including the Pentagon. After retiring from the Air Force, he made his home at the St. Barnabas Apartments in Chattanooga. He become involved with the many activities sponsored there and served on the resident council and other committees. Avery was a great help to many of the residents who needed assistance. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Elmer Fred Spraker, Sr. and Addie Grace Magill Spraker; brothers, Robert Rex Spraker and Elmer Fred Spraker, Jr. He is survived by his brother, William Edward Spraker of Lenoir City; sisters, Margaret Walsh of Massachusetts and Ruth Robertson of Dalton, GA; brother-in-law, Wayne Robertson of Dalton, GA; nieces and nephews: Pamela Signorelli, Byron Zakos, Jimmy Zakos, Anthony Robertson, Geoff Robertson, Janet Robertson and Amy Graniette; many great nephews and great nieces; other family members include, Russ Borum and family of Kingston, Phyllis Marius and family of Lenoir City. Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Clayton officiating. Interment will follow in the Lake view Cemetery. Arrangements by Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City.
William L. (Bill) Curtis, age 91, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2007. Bill was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a member of Avery Masonic Lodge #593 F & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies of Knoxville, Kerbela Temple, Royal Order of the Jesters of Knoxville and the Lenoir City Civitan Club. He was former owner of Curtis Pontiac Buick and was retired from the board of directors at Suntrust Bank. He was preceded in death by his wife, Natalie Curtis; daughter, Barbara Curtis; special friend, Ruby Jones; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Curtis; brother, Jack Curtis and sister, Bess Buckner all of Sylva, NC. Survived by nephew, Ed Buckner and wife, Kendra; niece, Patsy Cruse and husband, Max; grand nephews, Josh Buckner and Seth Buckner; grand nieces, Patty Cruse Swartz and Pamela Cruse Martocci. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home. Masonic services will follow at 7 p.m. conducted by the Avery Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Baker and Rev. James Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the William L. Curtis Memorial Fund at Trinity United Methodist Church. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Curtis family.
Fred O'Neil DeBruhl Jr., age 40 of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Fred was a member of Central United Methodist Church. He was a U. T. football fan and a motorcycle rider who rode with the Over the Top Riders. Fred was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Carl and Ruby Kendrick, paternal grandparents, Dan and Ethel DeBruhl. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Hill DeBruhl; daughters, Ashley and Rebecca; parents, Fred O. and Connie DeBruhl, Sr.; sisters, Catherine DeBruhl Stevens, Jane DeBruhl Dunigan and husband, Steve; Kreslyn Ruckman and husband, John and children; niece, Sarah Duckett; nephew, Carl Duckett; special friends, Rick, Patsy and Matt Harvey, Carrie Davis; and family dog, Nahla. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Ron Fisher and Rev. Eddie Click officiating. Family and friends will gather by 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services at 2 p.m. Serving as pallbearers: Michael Hill, Stephen Hill, Rick Harvey, Matt Harvey, Carl Duckett, Bill Galyon, Gary Martin, John Ruckman and Jeff Duckett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Fred's memory to the: National Kidney Foundation, Melanoma International or St. Mary's Hospice. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the DeBruhl family.
Florence Elizabeth Bertha Geuther Rang Garrett, age 95, passed away Tuesday evening at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. She was a resident of Tellico Village, and was formally of Melbourne, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. She was a member of Palm Dale Presbyterian Church in Melborne, FL. Florence was born in Frankfort, ILL. She was a retired medical record librarian and Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by first husband, Carl Rang and second husband, Harley Garrett; sisters, Lucille Johnson and Dorothy Zusag; brother, Edward Geuther. She is survived by Ethel (Jack) Tatro of Tellico Village, TN, Carl (Patti) Rang of St. Augustine, FL, and Janet (David) Woertendykeof Woodstock, GA; Seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, November 23rd at the Tellico Village Community Church with Rev. Wanda Blevins officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tellico Village Community Church or the Good Samaritan Center or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City.
E. J. (Jack) Utley, passed away peacefully listening to the reading of the Holy Scriptures of Jesus Christ on November 20 at Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville TN. He was born in Chicago Il and raised in Michigan City Indiana. His studies at Purdue University were interrupted by WWII wherein he served primarily in the First Army, 17th Signal Battalion, and was awarded five battle stars, before returning to Purdue and graduating with a BS in electrical Engineering. He was registered as a professional engineer in the state of Michigan for 35 years working both for the W.K. Kellogg Company (as an electrical engineer) and for the Square D Company as both a District Manager for Flint Michigan and an Area Sales Manager for Pittsburgh PA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marcia and is survived by five children--Nancy Castle, Susan Utley, Mark Utley, Ann Leveille, Patricia Mascaro; 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He professed his saving faith in the LORD Jesus Christ, and it was his dying wish that each of his children would one day come to know the same LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:21-23.) A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 24 at 11 am at his home church Community Bible Church 2112 Choto Road, Knoville, TN 37922 (http://www.lordjesussaveme.org/ or 865.671.4014.) Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Utley family.
Minnie Pearl Wilkerson, age 94, of West Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning, November 21, 2007 at Loudon Health Care. She was a member of Everett Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Stoney Wilkerson; parents, James and Julia Cox; sisters, Sue Ivey and Elizabeth McGill; brother, Ed Cox. She is survived by her daughter, Sadie Shipley of Knoxville; sons, Don Taylor of Sierra Vista, AZ, James Wilkerson of Knoxville; grandchildren: Sherron Gordon and husband, Don of Sierra Vista, AZ, Donna Ball and husband, Lou of Warrenton, NC, Michael F. Taylor of Warrenton, NC, Mike Wilkerson of Dallas, TX, Dale Wilkerson and wife, Angilee of Denton, TX and Melissa Smith of Dallas, TX; great grandchildren: Donnie Gordon and wife, Maria of Sierra Vista, AZ, Jennie Allred and husband, Phillip of Sierra Vista, AZ, Brian Sprangel, U. S. Army, Brianna Taylor of Marysville, OH, Travis Taylor of Warrenton, NC, Stefan Wilkerson of Atibita, Brazil and Kayla and Lauren Smith of Lewisville, TX; great-great grandchildren, Wyatt Gordon and Mason Gordon of Sierra Vista, AZ; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Bland and Rev. Mark Carr officiating. Interment will follow in the Dixie Lee Baptist Church Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Wilkerson family.
Christine Rozelle "Pat" McConnell, age 78, passed away, Saturday, November 24, 2007. She resided at Loudon Healthcare Center and formerly lived in Rossville, Georgia. Pat was an avid bowler; loved doing crafts of all kinds; and made many friends as a dedicated cb'er. She was preceded in death by her parents: Eva Ault Neeley Langley Collins and Charlie Lee Neeley; her husband of 59 years, Ernest Rudolf "Rudy" McConnell; her brothers, James Kennedy Neeley, C.J. Neeley, Melvin Eugene Neeley, and Glen Leroy "Bozie" Neeley; her sisters, Hazel Lena Neeley, Ruby Neeley Ritchey and Margaret Neeley Dutton. Pat is survived by her sister and brothers: Ella Ruth Neeley Ryan of Lenoir City, Leon Neeley of Weaver, Alabama, Billy Hugh Neeley and wife Loraine of Seattle, Washington, and Tommy Lynn Collins and wife Pat of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and by her sister-in-law, Frankie McConnell of Titusville, Florida; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to her caregivers, niece Faye Packett and husband Bill of Antioch, Tennessee and nephew Kenneth Dutton and wife Mary of Lenoir City. Also a heartfelt thanks to the staffs of both the Loudon Healthcare Center and the Baptist Healthcare Center for the care and love shown to Pat and Rudy over the last two years. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. George Seay officiating. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the McConnell family.
Anna Olthouse, age 80, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 24, 2007 at UT Hospital. Anna was member of First Baptist Church of Bluegrass. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Martha Seaton; brother, Pastor Jim Seaton; sister, Hilda Nelson. Survivors: husband, Roger Olthouse; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Brenda West; grandchildren, Jamie Young and Mark West; great grandchildren, Bailee Young, Sydney, Jack and Parker West; sister, Barbara (Bob) Beets and husband Babe; several nieces and nephews; life long friend, Curt Beeler. The family will receive friends 5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Dennis Davidson officiating. Family and friends will gather at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Olthouse family.
Gene Lynn Skidmore Sr., age 61, of Loudon, passed away Friday, November 23, 2007. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Gene was an employee of Family Brands in Lenoir City for 24 years. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dora Skidmore and nephew, Michael Hooks. Gene is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia Hooks Skidmore; son, Gene Lynn Skidmore Jr. and wife, Dawn; grandchildren, Amanda, Corey, Timothy and Joshua; brother, Larry Skidmore; sisters, Millie Hooks, Carol Wagner and husband, Robert; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Josh Spangler officiating. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Skidmore family.