Carnell Avery (Sign Guestbook)
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.