Carl Alfred Testerman, 83, of Corryton, Tennessee left his life on earth to be with his heavenly father on 10/26/2020. “He Fought A Good Fight Finished The Race And Kept The Faith” (2 Timothy 4: 6-7)
Carl was born in Kyles Ford, Tennessee. Carl was a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in Alaska and the U.S. He was honorably discharged in 1960 from Westover AFB in Massachusetts. Carl was an owner/partner of Vytron Corporation in Loudon, TN and was also an owner/partner in Wilman Associates of Knoxville. He was a faithful member of First Lutheran Church for 50 years. He served as Elder, Usher and was on many committees.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Emma Testerman; brother, Sidney Testerman; sister, Maxine Moore.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Judy Steup Testerman for 60 years on November 19; children, Kimberlee Testerman Mabe and husband Larry of Halls, TN, Todd Testerman of Smithville, TN, Tracey Testerman Spencer of Knoxville, Scott Testerman and wife Heather of Powell, TN; His pride and joy were his grandchildren, Alyssa Sweet Pittman and husband Brad of Durham, North Carolina, Cameron Mabe of Mt. Juliet, TN, Austin Sweet and daughter Violet (great granddaughter) of Spring Hill, TN, Hadley and Kylee Testerman of Powell, TN; Sisters, Wertia Ely of Morristown, TN, Anna Davis and husband James of Knoxville, TN; sister in-law, Clara Testerman of Rogersville, TN; Close friends, Tony and Bert Richards of Fort Myers , FL and Bill and Audrey Martin of Cumming, GA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving friends.
Carl had a wonderful full life spending many summers with his family on Cape Cod in Chatham, Massachusetts. He traveled all through the United States and Canada. Over the years he loved to cruise the Caribbean, Central America and The Panama Canal with his wife, family and friends.
The family will have the funeral service at First Lutheran Church (1207 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN) on 11/05/2020 at 11:00 am.
The family will have a private graveside service at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery on John Sevier Highway.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Carl’s memory to First Lutheran Church, 1207 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN, and Covenant Hospice of Knoxville.The family would like to thank all the care givers at Covenant Hospice, Tina, Maggie, Lisa, Toni, Cindy, Rocky, Chaplain Herb, Laversia from the VA and many others. They became family to all of us and we couldn’t have made this journey without them. May God Bless them for the work they do. They truly were a blessing to us. Thank you all again
Carl will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Sending my thoughts and prayers
With my sincere sympathy,
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
The best move any of us can make is the one just made by Carl, exemplified by his walk by faith. God bless his spirit, the memories he leaves with us, and the loved ones so significant to his life.
My thoughts and prayers go to the family.
With love from cousin Janet
Oh my heart breaks & I am going to miss Carl so much. He was such an extraordinary inspirational man & I’m so blessed to have known him. I will treasure my friendship with him forever. I send my thoughts & prayers to Judy & family. May God bless each of you & guide you through this difficult time. I send my love to you & to Carl. My deepest sympathy ✝️
So sorry. Sending condolences from Chris & Carrie Mitchell.