Joe Edward Arwood Sr., age 73, of Farragut, formerly of South Knoxville and Roane County passed away early Wednesday morning, August 16, 2006 at Park West Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Joe retired from ORNL in 1994 with over 30 years of service and was a craft supervisor at the HIFR. He was a member of Cherokee Lodge # 728 F&AM and was a 32nd degree mason. Joe was a member of the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local. He was an avid Vol fan and supporter, and loved to camp. Joe was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Evelyn Bradburn Arwood; parents, Bruce and Mattie Wilkins Arwood; brother, Gene Arwood. Survivors: wife of 30 years, Edna Arwood; daughter, Vicky Harmon and husband, Mitchell Lemons of Kingston; sons, Joe Arwood Jr. and wife Kathy of Karns, James Arwood of Farragut; step son, Ricky Allen and wife Periza of Corpus Christi, TX; grandchildren, Joey, Katina, Jennifer, Nicky, Derick, Ryan, Keith, Klint, Travis and Kristy; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Rev. Jack Arwood of Morristown and Benny Arwood of Detroit, MI; sisters, Mary Newman of Friendsville and Sherry Lowery of Crossville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8p.m. Thursday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a masonic service conferred by Cherokee Lodge. Funeral services will follow with Rev. Jack Arwood officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Friday at Zion's Chapel Cemetery in Louisville for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or to the American Diabetes Association, 900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 240, Knoxville, TN 37915. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Arwood family.
Alberta Maxine Bemben, age 85, of Knoxville, formerly of Barrington Hills, IL passed away Wednesday morning, August 16, 2006. Survivors: husband of 47 years. Robert L. Bemben; son, Charles Rolando of Carmel, IN; sister, Betty Ann Turchi of Clinton, IN. Interment will be in Helts Prairie Cemetery in Clinton, IN at an undetermined date. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is in charge of arrangements for her interment.
John Howard Connors, age 82, passed away peaceably at his home in Knoxville, TN on Friday August 18, 2006, from complications brought on by Parkinson's disease. Mr. Connors was born in New York City but lived most his life in and around Newark, NJ. His last years were in residence at Knoxville, so family could provide support. John served in WWII as a navigator in the Pacific Theater, flying many combat missions. After the war he returned to Rutgers University where he went received his BA and went on to graduate from Rutgers Law school. Upon graduation, John immediately joined the FBI as a special agent from 1951until 1976. Most of his career was in the Newark FBI Office where he was among the first agents, nationally, assigned to the "Top Hoodlum" program of 1957 that grew into the Organized Crime Division of the FBI. John remained in the Organized Crime Squad C-4 until 1969 when he became Supervisor of the second Organized Crime squad formed in New Jersey, C-7. During his time in the FBI he received several Awards from FBI Directors, Hoover, Gray and Kelley for superior work, beginning in 1959 with the first Award issued in the FBI's fight against organized crime. Upon retirement from the FBI, John became the first Head of Security for the New Jersey Sports Complex where the Giants and the Jets play. After a few years he went to work briefly for the insurance company Crumb and Fosters as Head of Security but than went to work for Caeser's World the parent company of the casinos and hotels. He was a Senior Vice President of Corporate Security for the next 15 years, retiring at, age 70, at the Caesar's Atlantic City. He became a regular speaker at the FBI Academy and other law enforcement agencies on criminal activities in the Casino industry. John was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Towey Connors; sister Helen Connors; grandchildren Elizabeth Connors and Christopher Coes. He is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Doris Connors; seven children, Michael Connors, Kathleen Connors, Kevin Connors and wife Donna, Brendan Connors, Maureen Coes and husband David, Eileen Connors, Helene Crowson and husband Robert; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11 to 12 Noon Monday at All Saints Catholic Church in Knoxville with a Mass to follow at 12 Noon with Father Tony Dickerson celebrant. Interment will follow in the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Connors family.
Vineyard, Clayton Wayne, of Lenoir City, passed this life to a heavenly home on August 18, 2006. Clayton was born in Manakin, Virginia on March 6, 1945, but moved to Lenoir City at an early age and lived in Lenoir City most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Naval Photographic Center in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Lenoir City High School and attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and Knoxville. Clayton was retired from Collins and Aikman in Athens and was a member of the Lenoir City Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Vineyard, grandson, Logan Vineyard, and father and mother-in-law, Arvine and Grace Huffine. He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Gail Huffine Vineyard; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Jodi, of Ooltewah; Travis and Jennifer, of Lenoir City; Brent and Tonya, of Kingston; his mother, Josie Vineyard; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Loretta Vineyard; nephew, Chip Vineyard, and niece, Wendy Moses of Lenoir City. He was a devoted grandfather to his four grandsons: Lane, Hayden, Jackson and Brycen. He also leaves the following brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Howard and Carolyn Huffine of Oak Ridge, Alvin and Margret Huffine of Chattanooga and Tammy and Richard Moore of Holtville, California, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with Reverands Glenn Gamble, Richard Moore, Howard Huffine and Bryant Bush officiating. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to the Loudon County Memorial Gardens for grave side services at 11 a.m. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses for the care that was given Clayton during the last two years at the Tennessee Cancer Specialists and a special thanks to the nurses on the 5th floor Oncology Unit at Park West Hospital, who treated Clayton and his family with such loving care during his stay there. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Clayton Vineyard.
Col. Daniel H. Bauer Sr. (U.S. Army Retired), age 76, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Friday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald C. and Dolores M. Bauer of Ft. Myers, Florida. He is survived by his daughter DruAnne B Martin and grandson, Russell D. Martin of Lenoir City, Tennessee; by his son Daniel H. Bauer, Jr. and wife, Keri and granddaughters, McKenzie & Josie of Atlanta, Georgia; his devoted sister and brother-in-law, DeAnne & Charles Smith of Ft. Myers, Florida; his nieces Deborah & David Messmer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Denise and Roger Hollen of Fruitland Park, Florida, and Danielle Smith of Naples, Florida; and grandnieces Sarah & Diane Messmer, and grandnephews Clayton & Cody Hollen.; and numerous loving cousins of the Liebriech family in the Cincinnati Ohio area.Col. Bauer was a 29 year veteran of the Army serving in Korean & Vietnam War. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati Ohio with a masters degree in History.. He retired in 1982 after serving 6 years as the Head Professor of Military Science at the University of Tennessee Army ROTC. He was a parishioner at Sacred Heart Cathedral while in Knoxville, and Christ the King Cathedral in Lexington, KY, a member of the Three Rivers, Michigan Elks Lodge No. 1248, former member of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association and other various horse racing associations. Col. Bauer left the Knoxville area after retirement to pursue his lifelong passion full-time, of training and racing Thoroughbred horses in Kentucky and Ohio. He will be missed by his friends & horse racing colleagues in Lexington, Kentucky where he was fondly known as, “The Colonel. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 26, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255 at 10:30 AM, followed by full military honors conferred by the U.S. Army. A memorial service will be held at a future date at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ft. Myers, Florida where he will be interred. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Col. Bauer’s memory to: The Jockey Club Foundation 40 E. 52nd St. (15th floor) New York, N.Y. 10022. (www.tjcfoundation.org) .This is a charitable trust created to provide financial relief to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families.
Karina Gabriella Rodriguez, daughter of Casie Moore and Jose Leonardo Rodriguez of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2006. She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Leroy and Jackie Moore; great grandparents, Max and Sheila Hughes; aunts: Misty Holder, Kellie Moore, Heather Alvarado, Carie Moore, Jodie Bunch, Jessica Lopez, Leah Garcia, Carie Gatlin; uncles: Max Holder, Shawn Moore, Chris Gatlin; cousins: Adrian Moore, Cristian Charies, Tyler Holder, Shelby Holder, Daniel Holder, Max Holder, Miguel Quintanilla, Jacob Hughes and Colby Gatlin. Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. Monday in the Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Karina Gabriella Rodriguez.
Mason, Dr. John S., Sr., age 75, of Loudon, TN, formerly of Richmond, VA, passed away Monday, August 21, 2006, at his home. Dr. Mason attended Richmond Public Schools and Randolph - Mason College where he was a member of the Beta-Beta-Beta honorary Biological Fraternity. He graduated from the M. C. V. School of Dentistry in 1960 with B.S. and D.D.S. degrees. Dr. Mason practiced dentistry in Richmond for 35 years. He was a life member of the Richmond Dental Society, the V. D. A. an the A. D. A. Upon retiring in 1995, he practiced part-time as a volunteer dentist at the Crossover Health Ministries. Dr. Mason was a nine year member of the Virginia National Guard, serving in the 442nd field artillery battalion. He was a long-time member and former deacon of Southampton Baptist Church. He was recently a member of First Baptist Church, Lenoir City, TN. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Mason. Survived by his loving wife, Mary F. Mason; son, John S. Mason, Jr. and his wife, Susan Mason of Powhatan, VA; daughter, Lynne M. Fleming and husband, Michael A. Fleming of Loudon Co., TN; brother, Rev. Lawrence W. Mason and wife, Marjorie Mason; sister, Anne M. Stiles and husband, David Stiles of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, John Mason III, Samuel and Pamela Mason, Andrew and Christopher Fleming; 2 great grandchildren, Alden Mason and Isaac Spangler; nephews, William J. Mason, Jr. and Stephen Stiles; niece, Virginia Mason. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Saturday, August 26, at the Southhampton Baptist Church in Richmond. A reception will follow the service at the church. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cross-Over Health Ministries, 108 Cowardin Ave., Richmond, VA 23224. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Dr. John S. Mason.
Larry (Lawrence) Price, age 48, of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 22, 2006. He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and an employee of Advance Auto Parts. Preceded in death by father, A. J. Price. Survived by his wife of 27 years, Diane Price; daughters, Rachel Price Mascola and husband, Steve, Crystal Price all of Johnson City, TN and Danielle Price of Lenoir City; grandson, Jeremiah Thomas of Johnson City, TN; mother, Faye Miller and husband, Homer of Lenoir City; brother, Ronnie Price and wife, Faye of the Paint Rock Community, Jeff Price of Lenoir City, Timmy Price and wife, Tammy of Clinton; mother-in-law, Juanita Luttrell of Loudon; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Evelyn Hudson of Chattanooga; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kevin Houston, Jack Houston, Pam and Ralph McBryar and Stacey and Scott Grider; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday at New Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Caldwell Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in New Providence Cemetery. Church deacons will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of Larry Price.
Juanita Arden Massengill, age 81, of Lenoir City, TN passed away Thursday, August 24, 2006 in Alabama. Juanita was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir City and the Order of Eastern Star #188. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin E. Massengill; parents, Roy and Maude Arden; brothers, Ollie Arden (Lois) and Gene Arden; sisters, Elizabeth Hicks (Fred) and Dessie Jones (Pete). Juanita is survived by her daughters, Cynthia M. Taft (Harold), Belinda M. Boronkay (John) and her son, James E. Massengill; grandchildren: Marc R. Taft (Erica), Amy T. Duke (Paul), Amanda N. Boronkay, J. Matthew Massengill and Julie Massengill; great-grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Boronkay and Eleanor Arden Duke; sisters-in- law, Sue M. Sowards (Walter) and Ruth Arden; special family members: Carolyn and Bob Turpin, Wanda and Jack Marley, Jane and David Mosier; special friends: Arnold and Ila Wallace and John and the late Donna Masters, Bernice Bailey, Sadie McGhee, Shelese Johnson, Brenda Shaw, Narvie Gandy (Ms. B), Betty Humphrey and Charlene Fuller. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Calvary Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry Bryant and Dr. Charles Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UAB Alzheimer's Disease Center, Brain Resource Program, c/o The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 454 Sparks Center, 1720 Seventh Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0017. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of Juanita Arden Massengill.
Hilda Hamilton, age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Monday evening August 28, 2006 at her home. Hilda was a member of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church. She was retired from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis as a Nurse Anesthetist . She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Stuart. Hilda is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Jones of Douglasville, GA and Charlotte Fields of Columbus, MS; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for services with The Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Hilda Hamilton.
Julie Falsetti Penery, age 41, of Farragut slipped away to heaven Wednesday morning, August 30, 2006. Julie was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. She was a loving wife, daughter and step mother. She was owner and manager of a landscaping business. Julie enjoyed embroidery, gardening and life. Survived by her husband, Tony Penery; step daughters, Toni Akroush and husband Sam, Ashley Penery; parents, Joe Falsetti, Professor Emeritus and Rosemary Falsetti all of Knoxville; brothers, Dr. Anthony Falsetti and wife Susan of Gainesville, FL, and their children. Joseph Falsetti of Los Angeles, CA. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Pleasant Forest Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Great Room of St. John Neumann Catholic Church following the graveside service. Pall bearers, Tom Ammons, Robbie Robinson, Gary Brabshaw, Rev. Don Acton, David Raschke and Curtis Metz III. Honorary Pall bearers: members of the Y-12 Fire Department, Phillip Falsetti and Noah Falsetti. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Julie Falsetti Penery.
Ruby Fay Skidmore Stoldorf, age 58, of Lenoir City, passed away Monday evening, August 28, 2006. Ruby was a member of Signed, Sealed and Delivered Church in Lenoir City. She was preceded in death by her mother, Artie Currier; husband, Richard Stoldorf and brother, Gary (Humpy) Skidmore. She is survived by her sons, Johnny and Jimmy Skidmore of Lenoir City; brother, Rufus Skidmore and nephew, Bobby Skidmore. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Ruby Skidmore Stoldorf.
Amos Rule Walters, age 86, of the Hardin Valley Community died Saturday afternoon, August 26, 2006 at Park West Medical Center. Amos was an active member of Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He retired from the K-25 plant in Oak Ridge. Amos was an avid gardener and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, H. E. Walters, Garnet West, Lillie Coward, Ralph Walters and Barbara Walters. Survivors: wife, Marjorie Walker Walters; sisters, Clara Miller of Karns, Margaret Bohannon of Daytona Beach, FL, Martha Haun and husband Cecil of Claxton; twin brother, Rev. Albert Walters of Powell; brother, Edward Walters and wife Ruth of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; special care givers, Lester Humphrey and Mary Robinson. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Hardin Valley Chapel with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Randall Mayfield and Rev. Don Hubbard officiating. Interment will follow in the Lynch Bethel Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pall bearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Karns Volunteer Fire Department. Click Funeral Home Hardin Valley Chapel 10415 Hardin Valley Road is serving the Walters family.
Jenkins, Betty Osborne, of Lenoir City, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2006. She was a 50 + year member of Central United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women, the Volunteer Sunday School Class, and the church choir . She was a graduate of Lenoir City High School and a member of the East Tennessee Historical Society. Betty taught kindergarten at Central United Methodist Church for many years and retired as purchasing manager from Loudon Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Jenkins; parents, Charles and Margaret Adkisson Osborne; sister, Margaret Osborne; brothers, Frank and Ed Osborne. Survived by her children, Peggy Jenkins Tinnel and husband, Ed, Chuck Jenkins and wife, Kim; granddaughters, Taylor and Tori Jenkins all of Lenoir City; sisters, Frances Ray of Lenoir City and Martha Kidd of Aiken, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1:45 p.m. Monday, September 4th at Central United Methodist Church. Funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ron Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. The Volunteer Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers and active pallbearers will be: Randy McCloskey, John Tinnel, Ed Tinnel, Bob McCurry, Bill Ghormley and Ray Couey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 301 Hickory Creek Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772 or to the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Foundation, 310 Dundee Road, Suite 402, Northbrook, IL 60062Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Betty Jenkins.
Todd, Richard Douglas Sr, of Farragut passed away Thursday evening, August 31, 2006 at the age of 77. Mr Todd was surrounded by a family that loved him dearly, as he left to be with Jesus. Richard served in U.S. Army from 1951 to 1959 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed fishing with his grandsons, and watching and attending sporting events. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 44 years, Inia Mae Brown Todd; father Raymond Elmer Todd and brother Kenneth Dean Todd. He is survived by daughter, Donna Joyce Todd; and granddaughter, Stephanie Dee Todd; great grandson, Christopher David Corbin; son, Richard Douglas Todd Jr.; grandsons, Richard Douglas Todd III and Zachariah Lamar Todd; mother, Eva Elsie Garthwaite Todd and sister, Peggy Joyce Todd Woodward both of Daytona Beach, FL; brother, Robert Allen Todd of St. Paul, MN; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bill Middleton officiating. Interment will follow in the Lenoir City Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Army. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Todd family.
Estella Light (Stella) Ogle, age 77, of West Knoxville, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 31, 2006 at her home. Stella was a member of Hutson Grove Church of God in Knoxville for over 50 years. She was an employee of Shannondale Nursing Home. Stella was a past Worthy Matron of Oak Ridge Chapter # 390 O.E. S., past Worthy Royal Matron of Atomic City Court #6 Order of the Amaranth, past Worthy Matrons and past Worthy Patrons Association of Middle East Tennessee, Member of Abdiel Temple #147 Daughters of the Nile. Stella was preceded in death by her father, Sam Light and mother, Ruth Scott Light. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Jesse Ogle; sons and daughter-in-law, Conard and Carol Ogle of Knoxville, DeWayne of Oak Ridge; daughter and son-in-law, Janine and Robert Burnett of Strawberry Plains; grandchildren, Jonathan, David and Justin Ogle, Miranda Ogle and Heather Burnett; great grandsons, Kenneth and James Ogle; sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia Hayes of Knoxville, Mary Lou and Clifford Hayes of Knoxville, Pansy and Glen Hayes of Knoxville, Rossie and Bill Ogle of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Friday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. conferred by Past Matrons and Past Patrons of Middle East Tennessee. Funeral services will follow with Mr. Tony Miller and Rev. Steve Pratt officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Saturday at Concord Masonic Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amaranth Diabetes Research, c/o Betty Drown, 158 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Ogle family.
Charlotte Glenn Dunkerley, age 83, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday evening, August 1, 2007 at her home. Charlotte was a member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. She was retired form Yale Security in Lenoir City and the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husbands, James Glenn and Ray Dunkerley; son, Mike Glenn; parents, Austin and Maude Hinkle Wayman. She is survived by her son, Jerry Paul Glenn and wife, Jenny; grandchildren, John, Nicole and Natalie Glenn; brother, Howard Wayman. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. in the Click-Hawkins Chapel with Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services and interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2085 Simpson Road East, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Click-Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Glyn (Dude) Johnson, age 89, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2007. Glyn was born in Roane County on May 3, 1918, but was a resident of White Wing Road and the Eatons Cross Road Community for more than 60 years. He had a passion for farming which included working with cattle, gardening and timber. Glyn was a heavy equipment operator and worked for many years with Rogers Construction Co. and T. V. A., having retired in 1982 from Kingston Steam Plant. He and his wife of 64 years the late Elizabeth Tate Johnson built their home in 1947 on White Wing Road from the trees that he cut and sawed from their farm. He was the 8th child of the late Joseph M. and Mary Sherwood Johnson from the Jones Road and the Clinch River area. Glyn was a descendent of Revolutionary War veteran James Matthew who fought at Kings Mountain under the command of John Sevier. He was also the grandson of Marquis D. Layfatte Johnson who was a veteran of the Civil War and fought for the Union with the 1st Tennessee Infantry. Glyn was a veteran of World War II and participated in the European theatre. He was in the Spearhead Company C in the 47th Armored Infantry Regiment of the 5th Armored Division which was heavily involved in the Battle of the Bulge and the forcing of the German Army to retreat from Belgium to Berlin. He was instrumental in the liberation of the concentration camp at the V-2 Rocket underground plant in Nordhausen, Germany. After the war and after he had returned to the U. S., he returned to Europe as a Military Police escort guard of German prisoners. During his service he earned a Combat Infantryman Badge, and he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Honorable Service award. Glyn was a 64 year member of Paw Paw Plains Baptist Church. He was a 58 year member of the American Legion Post #70, a 61 year member of the 5th Armored Division Association, a 55 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #917, a 50 year member of the Avery Masonic Lodge #593 F & AM, a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite of Knoxville, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Lenoir City Chapter #188. Glyn was also recognized by the East Tennessee Historical Museum as a member of the First Families of Tennessee. Beside being predeceased by his wife and by his parents, he was also predeceased by brothers, Mark, Earnest, Sherman, Dennis, and Carl; sisters, Lynnis Keeble, Maude Cole, Joyce Johnson, and Evelyn Vineyard; several nieces and nephews. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Pat Malone of Lugoff, SC, Peggy and Rex Barnett of Athens, TN; grandson and fiancée Joe Malone and Heather McGillem of Lugoff, SC; brother, Enos (Boney) Johnson and wife, Velma of Lenoir City; sisters, Katherine Bright of Lenoir City and Ruth Hood of Broomfield, CO; brother-in-law, W. T. Vineyard of Loudon; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A special thank you to caregivers, Dorothy, Faye and Hazel and the staff of Adventa Hospice and Etowah Health Care Center. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Friday followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Bailey officiating. A Masonic Service will follow conducted by Avery Masonic Lodge. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 10:30 Saturday morning and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors conferred by the Loudon County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Debbie Ivens Memorial Scholarship Fund, c\o McMinn Co. High School, Congress Parkway, Athens, TN or the charity of your choice. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Johnson family.