Carnell Avery (Sign Guestbook)

Carnell  “Corky” Avery, age 71, of Knoxville, TN, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 9, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Corky was born in Austin, TX on January 28, 1945. He served his country proudly in the USMC as a Marine Corps Lance Corporal during the Vietnam era. His career spanned 30 years as a Conductor for Southern Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad in Southern California and Yuma, AZ.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents Carroll G Avery and Gertrude M. Avery, his sisters Jeanette Botkin, Mary Ann Snowden, and brother Tommy Avery.

He is survived and will be deeply missed by his devoted wife of 51 years, Linda (Hoppe) Avery, of Powell, TN; son, William C Avery and wife Vicki of Louisville, TN; daughter Ruthie Berczy and husband Geza of Louisville, TN; his loving grandchildren; and his brother Billy Joe Avery of Onalaska, TX and sister, Carolyn Carter of Holland, TX and other extended family and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at 2pm at East Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery 2200 E Gov John Sevier Hwy 168, Knoxville, TN with military honors. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel, Fountain City, TN is honored to serve the Avery family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook below.


28 guestbook entries for “Carnell Avery”:

  1. Lena Franklin Swager says:

    Linda we are all so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and the all the kids and grandkids.

  2. Robynn Webb says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love during this difficult time.

  3. The Lewis family says:

    The Lord is holding hi in his arms. When he is finished holding him George. Uncle Bill, and Eddie are going to have a heck of a fishing party. Rest in peace Corny dear. Linda Ruthie and Billy we are here for you anytime. You are incur prayers. We love you.

  4. Wendy Terry says:

    Linda I’m so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to be able to love and care for corkey the past 4 years. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Trudy Underwood says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Corky was such a wonderful man. It has been a pleasure to know and care for him. He will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers ❤

  6. Vern Carmickel says:

    Linda sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing me to care for and getting to know Corky. Hey Corky you get to cheer on our COWBOYS from heaven. Until we meet again my fellow COWBOYS fan.

  7. Julie Martin says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Corky was a wonderful man and will be missed. I pray that the Lord helps you through this difficult time. I love you very much.

  8. Myra Steinhaus says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He is rejoicing in heaven. May God’s angels wrap their loving arms around the Avery family. God bless you Linda, Bill, and Ruthie and your families.

  9. Sara pixley says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Corky was a pleasure to care for and a very sweet man. You are in my prayers.

  10. melissa k scott says:

    Linda I’m sorry for your loss. Corkey will be missed. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family.


  11. Wanda says:

    Corky you will be missed. He was a great man. He treated us with a smile. He is the best. Wanda CNA

  12. Nelly Martinez says:

    Ruthie, Im really sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you the peace and comfort you need during this difficult time. You and your family will be in our prayers and thoughts.

  13. Tiffany Atkins says:

    Praying for you and your family!

  14. Tiffany Bright says:

    Ruth, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  15. Mark Mugford says:

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Marie Blaha says:

    I am very sorry for your loss – your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. John McFerron says:

    So Sorry Linda , Thoughts and prayers to you and the family

  18. Steve and Sylvia Swager says:

    Corky will sure be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to your family.

  19. Angie henderson says:

    Linda you and your family are in my prayers

  20. Tara Albano says:

    Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  21. Nina Grueneberger says:

    Linda, Billy,Ruthie, Aunt Ruth, and family,
    Art, Nina Brenda, and Artie are deeply sorry for your loss. We are all sending lots of warmth and love your way. May God comfort you all as you go through this most difficult of times. Rest In Peace, Dear Corky, knowing how much you were loved by your family and friends.

  22. Butch hoppe says:

    Tex will be missed but never gone from our hearts, love you all. Love butch cindy and the gang.

  23. Helen (Kincl) Bunch and Betty (Kincl) Jennings says:

    Carolyn and family,
    Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Carnell.

  24. Johnnie F Machu says:

    Linda & Family I Was Saddened To Here About Carnell,What A Wonderful Friend He
    Was.I’ll Never Forget How We Used To Play Cowboys & Indians Up On The Hill Just
    East Of My House,The Day Jesse,Myself,And Corky,Joined The Marine Corps On The
    Buddy Program. May God Bless Ya’ll,Comfort Ya’ll,And Give Ya’ll Peace.

  25. CeCe says:

    The memories. Oh how one day we will all once again sit and talk about that fish that got away! Linda, you and Corky were a second set of parents to Chris and I. Billy and Ruthie, you were more like siblings for many years. Much more than the genetic link. So lucky we were! How I loved when your daddy would say, “Come give me a smooch!” I can hear it now. Such a wonderful man he was to all of us. I love you all and know that God has His Angels watching over you. XO

  26. Stan Czarnecki says:

    RIP Brother

    Semper Fi

    Stan Czarnecki
    Woodcrek, Tx

  27. BD says:

    My condolences to the family for your loss. May you find comfort in the promised hope at Revelation 21:3-4 “he will wipe every tear from their eyes and death will be no more…”

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