Rodney George Angelo

Early Christmas morning on December 25,2014, Rodney George Glanfield Angelo, longtime resident of Harriman, Tennessee peacefully passed away at The Bridge at Rockwood, TN. Rod was 87 years young, and was born to George Frank and Marie Glanfield Angelo of Johannesburg, South Africa. He left at age 21 to “see the world” with his lifelong friend, Herb Wyngard. They made their way through Africa, and then Europe, working odd jobs and having many stories to tell. After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada, he met a nurse in Sarnia, Ontario, who was to become his loving wife of 62 years, Jean Catherine Fraser Angelo. Their marriage started at the Point Edward, Ontario Presbyterian Church in 1952. Jean became the love of his life, and his partner in the truest and most humble sense of the word. Rod and Jean became US citizens after moving to Michigan, and went on to live in Ohio, Tennessee, and Alabama.

Rod loved using his hands, and became an expert tool and die maker. He was a true entrepreneur, and his own plastic injection molding business became his life’s work. Rod was a Mason, performed volunteer rescue work in Murfreesboro and Harriman, TN, and had a passion for his many dogs and quarter horses. After he retired at an early age, he spent most of his time restoring vintage automobiles and focused on being physically fit. He loved spending as much time as possible with his family, especially his grandchildren. Rod was so very proud of all his children, and his love for them knew no bounds. He was a strong willed, determined man that succeeded in his new life in America. Rod’s greatest gift was his love for God, and wanting to share his love with others. He lived what he believed, and walked his faith every day.

Mr. Angelo is survived by his loving wife, Jean Catherine Angelo, of Victorian Square in Rockwood, TN, and his daughter, Cherie Marie Angelo Beach, and husband, Col. Ivan Taylor Beach of Charlotte,NC, his grandsons, Robert Grant Gysel and Garrett Taylor Gysel, of Charlotte,NC. He is also survived by his son, Jeffrey Douglas Angelo, and wife, Shirley Angelo of Sweetwater,TN, and his granddaughter, Ashley Brooke Angelo, and companion, David Collins of Shelbyville, KY. Surviving also is his youngest son, Christopher William Angelo, and companion, Carolyn Finney, and grandson, Devan Wayne Angelo, all of Harriman,TN. He is survived by family in Johannesburg, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Africa, also his “brother” and dearest friend, Herbert Wyngard of Dearborn Heights, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents of Italy and Germany, and sister, Shirley Madeline Angelo Jackson of Johannesburg, South Africa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions honoring Rod’s memory may be made to the Victorian Square Resident Fund which helps those unable to afford clothing, personal care items,trips,and grooming costs. Please share with them, and send to Victorian Square Assisted Living, 241 S. Chamberlain Ave.,Rockwood,TN 37854. Condolences may be made to the family at

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 22,2015 at Roane Community Seventh Day Adventist Church, 336 Patton Lane, Harriman,TN, officiated by Pastor Don Watson (retired) of Greenbrier,TN.FullSizeRender (1)

Kevin Lang Carter

CARTER, KEVIN LANG – age 60, joined his beloved wife, Susan Louise Musselman Carter, on November 22, 2014. Susan passed away after a long and difficult illness on November 6th this year. Kevin attended his wife’s funeral on November 13, seemingly delighted in the tribute to her life and comforted by the closeness of family and friends. Just 9 days later, on what would have been Susan’s 59th birthday, Kevin died of an apparent broken heart. Kevin suffered from a number of maladies and a deep depression when health issues separated he and his wife several months ago. He is survived by his sons, Daniel and Cliff Carter; his daughter-in-law (Daniel’s wife), Ashley; and their children (his grandchildren), Audrey, Cadence and Sydney. Kevin’s parents, Clifton and Linda Carter, predeceased him. Kevin was an avid football fan all of his life- playing as a youth at Coalfield High School, mentoring his children, and a true UT Volu nteer fan. His family and friends will miss him.

Roger Kevin Smith






Roger Kevin Smith, 47, of Sevierville, TN, passed into eternal peace on Friday, November 14, 2014 after a short but difficult battle with liver disease.  Roger was the loving father of three wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter, and countless “adopted” children – friends of his children, who were always welcomed in his home and knew and loved him as “Papa Rog”.

Roger was known to many in Knoxville, TN as “The BBQ Man” for his award-winning Smokehouse BBQ restaurants.  He was a gifted salesman who could sell ice cubes to an Eskimo.  Most recently, he worked as a Sales Representative for Westgate Resort, sharing his own special stories of family times and his love of the Great Smoky Mountains to seal his deals.  Roger loved football and volunteered as a coach for his sons’ teams for many years.  He also loved fishing, music, spending time at the lake, and living in the mountains.

Roger was predeceased by his father, Sherman Smith.  He is survived by his sons, Zachary Smith of Sevierville, TN; Nicholas Smith of Knoxville, TN; and, Jacob Smith of Knoxville, TN; daughter Amanda (Marshall) Reeves of Ganado, TX; mother of his sons, Amy Smith of Knoxville, TN; his mother, Norma Rivera of Houston, TX; sister, Loretta Barnett; three brothers – Gary, David, and Rodney; two grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many special friends.

In accordance with Roger’s wishes, a Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground Group Pavilion on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm.  In honor of the way Roger lived his life, all family and friends are welcome.

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Susan Louise Carter

CARTER, SUSAN LOUISE MUSSELMAN – 59, traded her broken, earthly body for a pain-free heavenly one on November 6, 2014. Susan was the beloved daughter of George (deceased) and Polly Musselman; the treasured older sister of Cindy and Pete Musselman; the faithful wife and companion of Kevin Carter; the loving and devoted mother of Daniel and Cliff Carter; the delighted grandmother of Daniel and Ashley’s lovely daughters: Audrey, Cadence and Sydney. Susan patiently battled rheumatoid arthritis for her entire adult life-becoming a bionic woman over time. While she was forced into early medical retirement, she continued to serve the Lord as a foster parent to a number of needy children over the years and as the preschool choir teacher for her church as well. Susan demonstrated more joy, patience, faith and inner strength than anyone I’ve ever had the privileged to know. While she will be missed by those of us she leaves behind, we will celebrate the good works that God enabled her to do here on earth, the way that she touched each of our lives and the knowledge that she will be able to lift her beautiful voice in the heavenly choir for all time to glorify God. Family will receive friends November 20, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Powell.

Karyn Lynn Wolkotte

WOLKOTTE, KARYN – went to be with her Savior on September 15, 2014. She is survived by her three sons, Christopher, Eric, Mark; and two daughters in-law, Rhonda Wolkotte and Becky Wolkotte; seven grandchildren: Abby, Christopher Jr., Charlotte, Lilly, Mark Jr., Jonathan, Collin and Christalynn; one brother, Timothy Saylor. She is preceded in death by her husband Chris; son C.J.; brother Dearyl; mother Lakie and father Albert. Special thanks to the Edwards and Saylor families.