Boyd "Captain" Richard Fennell age 66 of Knoxville, TN passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2020. He was retired from UT Medical Center and Hallsdale-Powell Utility. Captain was a loving husband, brother and friend to many, his goal in life was to make you laugh and he loved to ride his Harley.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Catherine Fennell and friend, Marcus Smith. He is survived by his wife, Missy Smith; children, Richie Fennell and Nicholas McPherson; sister, Sharon McKinney; brother, Joel Burkhart; niece, Terry Henson; nephews, Matthew McKinney and Jordan Reitz; grandchildren, Lily Rose, Jack and Eli; life-long friends, Mark, Freddy, DP, Phil, and too many In-Laws to name.
Due to limitations on public gatherings, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The obituary will run in the paper again once a date has been determined. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Fennell family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.
Best neighbor ever.
Best neighbor ever. Missy call me anytime. -- L. Rebecca Wynn, Knoxville, TN
Captain was a wonderful friend too so many people. He was loved and loved so many will never forget his smiling face. Rest In Peace you are deeply missed
Loved this crazy guy. Prayers for the family
Captain could always cheer you up no matter how what. He was loved by many and will be forever missed! Prayers for Missy and family. 🙏🙏🙏
Capitan I don’t know how to say goodbye. You were always here for me and Zach whenever we needed you. One of the best friends I’ve ever had. Rest In Peace my friend
Prayers for family and friends such a happy joy guy w/ the biggest smiles.
He wasn’t here my whole life, but he was my life..MY HUSBAND, MY LOVER, MY FRIEND!! I’ll LOVE AND MISS YOU THE REST OF MY LIFE!!
I will always remember Richard for his larger than life personality. He was the best at shaking hands and kissing babies...a legit politician! I know there will be a tremendous void in the lives he touched. I’m deeply sorry, Missy, and I’ll remember you and his family in prayer.
I will always remember Richard for his larger than life personality. He was the best at shaking hands and kissing babies...a legit politician! I know there will be a tremendous void in the lives he touched. I’m deeply, Missy, and I’ll remember you and his family in prayer.
I had the pleasure of meeting captain thru my close friend mark several years ago. He was a fun person to be around and I enjoyed every moment.. he will be sadly missed. Rest in peace.
There's just no words to express my best friend. I'll miss his laugh,smile,his company all of my life. My blessed friend you will greatly be missed everyday. My prayers go to his family.
I can't remember a time of my life when Richard wasn't around. He was like a big brother to me and the greatest friend to my brother Mark. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Captain
One of the most friendly people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I consider myself blessed to have known him and called him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Richard was one of my closest friends I’ve ever had. Not just a friend but a brother that I truly loved. It just won’t be same without him. Love you brother
Richard was one of my closest friends I’ve ever had. Not just a friend but a brother I truly loved. It just won’t be the same without him. I’ll miss you brother
So so sorry. I’m sure he’s catching up with Marcus. Praying for his family.
So so sorry 🙏 captain was such a blessing and I’m sure he is hanging out with Marcus catching up on old times rip captains
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