Richard ‘Rick’ Buckner

Richard (Rick) Darryl Buckner, age 65 of Knoxville, TN, left this world surrounded by his family on May 19, 2023. Rick retired from the family plumbing business. Rick is preceded in death by his parents Clarence (Jr.) and Juanita Buckner. Rick is survived by Glenda Buckner, his children Nicole (Bryan) Milsap, Richie (Vanna) Buckner and grandchildren Bailee Milsap and Adelyn Buckner. Brothers, Ronnie (Candy) Buckner, David (Keela) Buckner and sister Debra (Steve) Fuller. Nephews and niece Jason Myers, Johnny (Flora) Hackney, Dyan Broyles, Davey (Nikki) Buckner, Thomas Buckner, Bryan (Lacey) Buckner, Ricky (Robynne) Householder a host of great nephews and niece and special family friend Glen Jones. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Eastmore Church of God at 7109 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN. Receiving of friends and family from 5:00-6:30 pm and Brother Gregg Causey will officiate the service at 6:30 pm.

Jonathan Edward Cole

Jonathan Edward Cole, age 80 passed away Saturday, May 20th 2023 at his home in Knoxville TN.

He was born in Kenosha Wisconsin on September 22nd 1942 to David and Lucile (Luitze) Cole.

Survived by his loving wife Karen: sons Todd Cole (Melanie), Brian Cole (Rebecca), Brad Cole (Kim Freitag); daughters Yvette Cole, Kira Cole (James Fonte); nine grand children; brothers George Cole, David Plew (Lillian), Robert Plew (Cindy); along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jonathan served proudly in the United States Marine Corps 3rd battalion 376 San Diego, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Barry Lake.

Jonathan’s family will celebrate his life at a later date in Kenosha, WI.

Sheila Marie Harley

Sheila Marie Harley crossed over to the spirit world peacefully at home in the arms of her daughter Amber on May 19th, 2023 at 11:25 am.

Sheila was born in La Porte, Indiana on August 11th, 1965.

She is preceded in death by her parents Richard John Frankinburger of La Porte Indiana and Joyce Mae “Wood” Frankinburger of Bennington Oklahoma, and her sister Linda Joyce Frankinburger.

Sheila is survived by six siblings, William, Michael, Steven, Timothy, Celia and Elisa. She also leaves behind three children, Amber Jackson, James Harley “Harley Beal” and Marcus Harley “Talleha Harley”; nine grandchildren, Samantha, Moultrie, Justin, Gregory, Robert, Jasmine, Daisy, Hickman, and Echo; two great grandchildren Aariyah and Tanner; and one great grandson due in September 2023.

Sheila loved to spend her free time with her family, especially outdoors. She loved swimming, fishing, adventuring, dancing, music and most of all spending with her grand kids. She was the family comedian, always making people laugh wherever she went.

Sheila will be deeply missed by those who love her for all the days to come. She has gone ahead of us but will always walk alongside us in spirit. Remember to “Believe in the good thing coming.”

Janice Diana Tipton

Janice Diana Tipton, 75, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2023.

She was preceded in death by mother, Louise Vann Norris; brother, Billy Norris; and sister, Joan Miracle.

Survivors include daughter, Renee Adams and husband; sons, Charles and Timmy Davis; grandchildren, Brent Coffey and fiancé Haley Woods and Brandon Coffey and fiance Tiara Kendall, Santana and family, and Justin Davis; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Joy Nelson and family.

Services to be determined later.

Johnny L. Webb

Johnny Lee Webb October 22, 1963, of Townsend, TN passed away Thursday, March 29,2023. Preceded in death by mother Jayce Odom Webb and father Noah Webb, sisters Tina, Jimmy, Rhonda, and special friend Lori. Survived by sister Salley Odom, several nieces, nephews and many family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at Friendly Hill Baptist Church of Townsend TN on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 3:00pm until 5:00pm with service at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made directly to the family at the service.

Robin Lynn Trammell

Robin Lynn Trammell age 60, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2023 at her home in Tazewell, Tn, with her family at her side. 

Robin is preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth (Poss) Trammell, her parents Troy and Connie Jackson, her sister Patty Broadwell, brothers Johnny L Jackson  and Troy Jackson, she is survived by her sons Kenneth R. and Larry J. Trammell, grand/daughter Emilee Trammell, grandsons Cody and Nathan Trammell , brother Timothy Jackson ( Kathy), sister LuAnn Beasley along with many nieces, nephews, other family and friends to mourn her passing. 

Robin made such a positive difference in many lives during her 30+ year nursing career.

She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Special thanks her church family TNT church of the Living God, pastor Paul & Pam Dean, Larry Sharp veteran, pastor and realtor; for selflessly giving Robin a wheelchair ramp so she could have last visits with her family.

No services are planned at this time. A celebration of her life goes on every day by those she loved and loved her. 

Her greatest wish was for her family to be saved and serve the Lord.

Michael “Red” Luety

Michael Lawrence Luety, “Red”, 49, of Knoxville, who at times has lived in Missoula, Montana, died March 7, 2023, due to multiple severe medical complications.  He was born June 22, 1973 in Franklin Park, IL.  His full family moved to Missoula in October 1978.  As he grew up, he lived in several places with his mother before settling in Knoxville.   He was preceded in death by his step-father, Douglas Bonner.  He is survived by his loving wife, Stacy; his four children, Anton and Mercedes, both of Billings, MT, and Ruby and Gilbert, both of Knoxville. Mother, Kitty Bonner of Knoxville; father and wife, Fred Luety and Tomi Kent of Missoula; brother, Ben Luety (Treena) of Kirkland, WA, and his step-sister, Nicole Kent (Jim Davidson) of Corvallis, OR; nieces, Cheyenne, Haley; and nephew, Zak. Mike is also survived by many children whom he loved as his own, who over the years, have considered him as their step-father. Red loved music, playing bass guitar, and riding motorcycles. He will be missed dearly.

Marvin Wayne Letner Jr

Marvin Wayne Letner Jr., 47, of Knoxville, TN went home to be with his beloved mother, Sarah Deann Letner, grandparents, several aunts and uncles, and his best buddies Steve and Steward on February 28, 2023.

He left behind a loving and caring wife, Melissa Letner; son and daughter-in-law, Devin and Jennifer Leigh Letner; stepkids, Jeremy Woody, Aaron Woody, and Jenna Hensley; dad, Marvin Sr. and Janice Letner; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Jennifer Leann Letner; sister and brother-in-law, Vanessa and Charlie Burton; all of his nieces and nephews, and his close cousin, Jimmy Wyrick as well as several other cousins. We would also like to give a special thanks to all his buddies at Burlington Flea Market.

Marvin was a free-spirited man that loved deeply. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved anything from hiking, camping, and canoeing, to his all-time favorite bottle digging.

A service is pending on March 12, 2023, at Louisville Point Park (3298 Cox Rd Louisville, TN 37777) at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jody Darden and Charlie Burton officiating.  We will be celebrating and reminiscing about the time he spent with us by flying kites after the service. There will not be any seating so please bring a chair.

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”-Rumi

Donations to the family would be greatly appreciated. Cashapp: $MelissaLetner Venmo: Melissa Letner @melissa-Letner-1

Timothy ‘Pete’ Kilby

Timothy “Pete” Kilby, age 62, of Townsend passed away Sunday February 26, 2023, at his home. Pete was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who always had a smile and positive attitude that will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was proceeded in death by his parents Odell (Betty) Kilby, grandparents Joe “Pa” (Mabel) Dunn, Ernest (Edna) Kilby, Uncle James Wesley Dunn. Pete is survived by his daughters Jessica Kilby (Shayne Fuller) and Nikki Jo Kilby (Chris Huskey), grandchildren Addisyn “Bug” Fuller, Dalton, Logan and Covelynn Kilby, twin sister Tammy (Ernie) Proffitt, brothers Delbert (Judy) Kilby, Terry Jo (Sheila) Kilby, Jeff (Missy) Kilby and Scott (Christy) Kilby, a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special Nephew Chris (Melanie) Kilby and their children and all of Papaw Pete’s grandchildren. A celebration of life will be on Friday, March 3, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. at RIO Townsend, 325 Webb Road, Townsend, TN, Rev. Fate Green will be officiating. In Lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Tammy Proffitt at 3001 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville, TN 37803.

Dawson Matthew Mulkey

Dawson Matthew Mulkey, age 21, unexpectedly passed away February 17, 2023, in Knoxville, TN. He was born in Knoxville, TN on December 12, 2001. He was the son of Christopher Michael Mulkey and Kathryn Ann Treadway McElhaney. Dawson loved being outdoors; tubing in Townsend, swimming, hiking, target shooting and music; but most of all he loved his family, friends, and friends he considered family. He had a huge heart and never liked to see anyone needing, hurting, or sad. Dawson will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

Dawson is preceded in death by his great-grandfathers Frank Norman Jr., Charles Ben Mulkey Sr., Dennis Greene; his great-grandmothers Mary Sue Norman, Wanda Treadway, Edith Mulkey, and Betty Greene; his grandmother Virginia E. (Greene) Mulkey; his aunt Tammy Moore; his uncle James Treadway and cousins Christopher Norman and Josh Davis.

He is survived by his mother Kathryn McElhaney and step-father Tyler Mealer, sister Jillian Treadway, step-brother Brody Mealer; his father Christopher Mulkey, step-mother Jama Higgs, step-brother Seth Higgs, step-sister Brittany Seeser; his grandparents David and Lori Treadway, Charles (Buddy) Ben Mulkey Jr.; great-grandfather William Treadway; uncles Eric (Misty) Treadway, Jeffery (Megan) Mulkey, Michael (Tammy) Norman; aunts Sherry (Mike) Hayes, Shelia (Matt) Butler, Jennifer (Mulkey) King, along with many cousins and his girlfriend Manni Richardson.

There will be a celebration of life at Smithview Pavilion located at: 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN 37803 on Thursday March 30th, 2023, from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm.