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Boyd "Captain" Richard Fennell
December 14, 1953 - March 14, 2020

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Boyd "Captain" Richard Fennell
Dec 14, 1953 - Mar 14, 2020

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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.

L Rebecca Wynn on Mar 28, 2020

Best neighbor ever.

L Rebecca Wynn on Mar 28, 2020

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L Rebecca Wynn on Mar 28, 2020

Best neighbor ever. Missy call me anytime. -- L. Rebecca Wynn, Knoxville, TN

Barbara on Mar 18, 2020

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

Denise Houser on Mar 18, 2020

Loved this crazy guy. Prayers for the family

Elaine Tolliver on Mar 18, 2020

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. 🙏🙏🙏

Linda christensen on Mar 17, 2020

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

Nan Crockett-Cantrell on Mar 17, 2020

Prayers for family and friends such a happy joy guy w/ the biggest smiles.

Missy smith on Mar 16, 2020

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!!
Me

Sherri Maynard on Mar 16, 2020

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.
Sherri Maynard

Sherri Maynard on Mar 16, 2020

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.
Sherri Maynard

Curtis clanton on Mar 16, 2020

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.

Jerry Carpenter on Mar 16, 2020

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.


Sherri Daniel's Parrott on Mar 16, 2020

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

Anthony Daniels on Mar 16, 2020

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.

Mark Daniels on Mar 16, 2020

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

Mark Daniels on Mar 16, 2020

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

Ja’Nean Avans on Mar 16, 2020

So so sorry. I’m sure he’s catching up with Marcus. Praying for his family.

Ja’Nean Avans on Mar 16, 2020

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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