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Charlotte Ann (Tunnell) Acuff

March 25, 1936 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 86)


Charlotte Ann Acuff, 86, passed away peacefully on June 17th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on March 25, 1936, raised in Virginia and moved to Knoxville to attend Knoxville Business College, where she met her husband, Larry Acuff. They were married in 1958 and enjoyed 64 years together. For many years, she worked for Knoxville City Schools.

Charlotte was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and a devoted dog lover. She found joy in the simple things—baking, gardening and spending time outdoors. She built her life around family, creating a loving home and taking care of others. She embraced the lost art of sending cards and handwritten notes. Every holiday, birthday and life milestone were occasions for a carefully selected card with a personal message.

She will be greatly missed and remembered with a smile for her generous nature, sweet spirit and colorful stories. Alzheimer’s slowly took away things she loved to do, but she met every challenge head-on, with grace and courage.

She leaves behind her husband Larry, daughter Pamela, son Scott, daughter-in-law Christine and grandsons Zak and Xander, as well as extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Pauline Tunnell, sister Shirley Tunnell Mullins and brother Jack Tunnell. 

The family would like to thank the nurses, caregivers and dedicated hospice team, who made her final days easier. At Charlotte’s request, there will be no services, but we hope everyone whose life she touched will celebrate her kind and loving spirit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pat Summit Foundation to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Acuff family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.gentrygriffey,com

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