Jackie Lynn Rogers

Jackie Lynn Rogers, 65, of Maryville, Tennessee went to be with the lord unexpectedly on August 24, 2021 at his home in Louisville, Tennessee. 
Jackie liked to fish and ride Motorcycles every chance he got. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains and being outdoors. 
He is preceded in death by Ellen Rogers, Pete Rogers, Ricky Rogers and Barbara King.
Survivors include his two sons; Jacky Rogers and Shawn Rogers; wife, Vicki Hicks; brother, Frank Rogers; sisters, Vicki Michael and Nancy Goodman; grandchildren: Chelsea Rogers, Treyson Rogers and Noah Rogers;  along with many nieces, nephews and friends. 
The family will be spreading Jackie’s ashes at a private location followed by a celebration of life in Maryville, Tennessee. 

Kenny Roberts

Kenny Roberts, 67, of Knoxville passed away on August 24, 2021.

Kenny was a Veteran of the United States Army and had a passion for Harley Motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Roberts; step dad, Homer Gray; brothers, Billy and Larry Roberts.

Survivors include his mother, Drema Gray; daughter, Heather (Matt) Chase; grandkids, Landon and Abby Chase; brother, Danny (Kelley) Roberts; and girlfriend, Sherri.

The family will be spreading Kenny’s ashes in West Virginia to honor his wishes.

Robert Scott Mynatt

Robert Scott Mynatt, 65, a US Marine Vet, passed away August 16, 2021.

Preceded in death by his mother, Janette; grandparents, Martha and Harold Bishop and Tell and Hassie Mynatt.

Robert is survived by wife, Debra Mynatt; father, Robert L Mynatt; brother, Roger (Kristine) Mynatt; three children, Tell Mynatt, Michael Kane, Kaycee Davis; and five grandchildren.

Glenda Hale Turner

Glenda Hale Turner, age 79, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and teacher. Receiving both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from UTK, Glenda taught in Blount County for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Callie Hale. Survived by two sons of whom she was very proud, Tom Turner and Bill Turner; daughter-in-law, Christy Martin; grand-daughters Alesia Turner, Maddie Martin, and Lauren Turner; nephew Mike Davis. A service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Maryville with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please donate to Family Promise of Blount County www.blountfamilypromise.org

William Charles Brooks

William Charles Brooks, age 79, of Powell, TN, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center after a long illness.  He is preceded in death by his parents, R.B. Brooks, Jr. and Madge Gorman Brooks, great-granddaughter, Madelyn Grace Whitley and brother-in-law, Garnett A. Dill.  Survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly Dill Brooks, daughters Stacey Berry (Lonnie) and Terri Smith; granddaughters, Bailey Bayless, Erin Whitley (Mark) and Madison Berry (Katie); great-grandchildren, Rylee McCloud, Jaxson Bayless, Luke Bayless, Briella Whitley and Grayson Whitley; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Carolyn Brooks, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Ron Schield and sister-in-law, Tina Dill; special nephew Robbie Brooks and wife Kelly, best friend Lynn Shular and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was employed with Dempster Brothers, Pathway Bellows and the University of Tennessee where he retired in 2007.  He was a member of Powell Masonic Lodge #582 as a 32nd Degree Mason.  He was also a member of Sterchi Hills Baptist Church.  His favorite hobbies were woodworking and fishing whether he caught a fish or not.

In lieu of funeral services, the family asks all who wish to participate, make a donation to the American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org or The Kidney Foundation at kidney.org/donation in his honor.

Iva Jean Watt

Iva Jean Watt, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on July 30, 2021 at the age of 80. She was born in South Dakota and grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Iva was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness and an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Knoxville. 

Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Geneva Gorsuch, and her brother Robert.

Iva is survived by her three children: Tina Hertzel (her boyfriend, Todd), Edward Watt (his wife, Michele), and Tammy Barragan (her husband, Ignacio); her grandchildren: Kelly Mitchell, Riley Watt, Diego Barragan, Joshua Watt, and Noelle Barragan; her sister-in-law, Loraine Gorsuch; her long-time family friend, Kimberly Owens; and loving relatives and friends. 

Earl Joseph Pizzoferrato

Earl Joseph Pizzoferrato was born July 29, 1991. He graduated from Cherokee High School in Rogersville, TN. While in school he was part of the ROTC. During Earl’s free time, he loved working with his hands, horses, camping/four-wheeling, and all types of adventure.

Earl was preceded in death by his grandparents John Pizzoferrato and Jo Ann Adams; great aunt Judy; great uncle Jon.

Earl is survived by his mother Linda Pizzoferrato; brothers Chris(Beth) Greenlee, Aaron(Alex) Deavers and Ernest Pizzoferrato; sisters Betty(Mike) Deavers-Wolf, Crystal Pizzoferato Spencer, April Pizzoferrato, Emily Ward Fritz and Annie Fritz. Earl is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

James Allen Lawrence

Lawrence, James Allen, age 70 (6/29/1950) passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 17, 2021. A graduate of West High School, he served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam Era, and studied horticulture at the University of Tennessee.  His early career was spent as Safety Inspector in the petroleum industry, although throughout his life he had many ventures including landscaping, owning a restaurant, and an absolute jack of all trades; there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do.  He had a servant’s heart, his love for God and family his deepest devotion. He was a friend to everyone. His door always open, welcoming family and friends (who quickly became like family) with his kind, generous, and loving spirit, and always with a smile, a hug, a cup of coffee, and a plate of his delicious homemade food!  He loved the outdoors, being in the mountains, sitting by a camp fire, but above all being with his family.

Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Allen Lawrence, Ruth Lawrence Jarvis, brother, Paul Lawrence, sister-in-law, Peggy Beaty Lawrence, son, Jody Lawrence, nephews Michael Strickland and Michael Lawrence, wife, Teresa Jarvis Lawrence.

Survived by his children, Liza Lawrence Copeland (Bill), Emily Lawrence, Adam Lawrence, Roy Brading (Tammy); sister, Angela Lawrence Strickland, brothers Robert Lawrence (Tammy), Kenneth Lawrence; grandchildren, Nick Copeland, Jake Copeland, Savannah Conger, Meg Conger, Rane Hill, Jada Lawrence, Amy Brading, Chase Brading, Brandon Snider;  great-grandchild Bellamy Tidwell, step father, Clarence Jarvis; fiancé, Susan McNeeley, his dear friend, first wife, and mother of his children, Nancy Amann Douglas; and many nieces and nephews who loved their “Uncle Shunk.”

A Celebration of Life and graveside service will be held at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery, 2200 E. Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920, next month on July 23, 2021, at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Knoxville Area Rescue Mission or Second Harvest Food Bank in memory of James Lawrence.

Gene Burnett Dill

Gene Burnett Dill, 85, of Knoxville, peacefully went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family Wednesday June 23rd.He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Pierce Dill, daughters, Kimberley Dill Blake (John R. Blake, Jr MD), Pamala L. Dill, grandchildren, Dr Andria Blake Onishi (Scott), Dr Joshua (Stephanie) Blake, Rev Kelley (Candace) Blake, Patrick (Abigail) Blake, great-grandchildren Akira and Ronin Onishi, Jaylyn and Lyton Blake.Our thanks to Mount Harmony Baptist Church for their support and prayers, and our hospice caregivers Angie, Britney, Jessica, Karren, Dee.Graveside services will be held at East Tennessee State Cemetery on John Sevier Highway on Thursday July 1 at 12:30. Dr. Bruce Martin officiating.

Sheila Darlene Moody

Knoxville – Sheila Darlene Moody, age 64, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at her home.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Bobbie Snyder, sisters, Kathy Boggs and Amy McCarter, and brother, Eddie Snyder. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, John Moody, daughter, Melissa Scalf, and granddaughter, Kendall Scalf, all of Knoxville.  Also survived by sisters, Sharon (Charlie) Bundren and Sue Riggs, and brothers, Jim (Cathy) Snyder, Marty (Tonya) Snyder, Greg (Celia) Snyder, and Mike (Carletta) Snyder, as well as several nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life Service honoring Sheila Moody will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, June 25th at The Lord’s Chapel Church, 268 S. Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37922.