Obituaries Archive | Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Barbara Atchley Smith

In Loving Memory – Barbara Atchley Smith age 88, of Knoxville, TN passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. A Loving and Devoted Wife, Mother, Sister, and Aunt. She was a Graduate of Central High School and also attended the University of Tennessee. Barbara met the Love of Her Life, David Smith, in the Choir [Read more…]

Mildred Taylor

Mildred Taylor of Knoxville, TN very unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on January 14th, 2020.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister.  Mildred is survived by her children April Stelter, Kenneth (Sara) Taylor, Toni (Michael) Harris, Trace Taylor, sister Elizabeth Pierce, brother Truman Taylor, 5 grand children and 2 great grandchildren. [Read more…]

Jimmy B. Manis

Jimmy B. Manis age 66 of Knoxville, TN passed away on January 10, 2020. He is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy “Peanut” Manis. He is survived by his daughter, Christina Keith; son, Rudy Manis; grandchildren, Brandi Langley and Thomas Morgan; great grandchildren, Austin and Zoe Langley, Joseph Worthington; long-time girlfriend, Patricia Zimmer; ex-wife, [Read more…]

Jack Ellis Sterling

Jack Ellis Sterling age 93 of Knoxville, TN passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 16th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Fountain City United Methodist Church with a service to follow at 7:00pm. Graveside will be 1:00pm on Friday, January 17th at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored [Read more…]

Jimmy H. Wyatt

Jimmy Hugh Wyatt (73) finished the good fight of faith on January 10th, 2020 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born and raised in Knoxville, a graduate of East High School, and a longtime member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. He and his wife (Janette) of 52 years raised their [Read more…]

Jack Oley Rudd

Jack Oley Rudd of Knoxville, TN passed away at home on January 5, 2020 at the age of 66. He was well known in the Fountain City Community for his kindness and helping others. Jack had many friends and was loved by all who knew him. We love and miss you Jack. Gentry Griffey Funeral [Read more…]

John “Toby” Talbert Jenkins

John “Toby” Talbert Jenkins passed away on December 23, 2019. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Jenkins family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

Teresa D. Smiddy Chavan

Teresa D. Smiddy Chavan age 42, passed away December 30, 2019 at UT Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her adoptive father, Lester Smiddy. She is survived by her son, Benjamin Smiddy; birth parents, Claude Maples and Jane Guinn; adoptive mother, Janelle Smiddy; several half-brothers, sisters, and cousins; special friends, Ron, Ellen and [Read more…]

M. Doug (M.D.) Sands

Sands, M. Doug, (M.D.), age 79 of Knoxville, TN passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. Doug leaves behind his wife of 60 years Lela B.; son Douglas E. (Alex) ; granddaughter Jessica (Jeff) Riel; grandsons, Jacob and Kevin (Alexandra). There are no services scheduled.  Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel  & Crematory are honored to serve [Read more…]

Michael T. Culpepper

Michael Travis Culpepper age 49 of Knoxville, TN passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at U.T. Hospital. Mike was a loyal Vol fan and he enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He was employed as an HVAC technician until he became disabled. He was preceded in death by his father, Doyle Travis; step-mother, Teresa; sister, [Read more…]