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Karl Gilmore Weddle

October 26, 1936 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 85)


The Rev. Dr. Karl Weddle passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 3, 2022.  He was born October 26, 1936 in Houstonville, Kentucky and was a retired Episcopal Priest, most recently serving at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Fountain City. In addition to the priesthood, Dr. Weddle had a lifelong career of service as an educator, administrator, marriage counselor and family therapist. He was a community volunteer, human rights advocate and animal lover. Preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Nila Weddle; his mother, Helen Weddle; and his father, Carl Weddle. Survived by daughters, Becky Blankenbeckler, Casey and Glen Collins, Page Weddle and Jon Helton; grandchildren, Jackson and Bri Blankenbeckler, Blair and Luke Johnson, Lysa Collins, Jonathan Collins, Chloe Weddle and Seth Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Matthew Collins, Henry Johnson; sister, Page Weddle, Danville, KY; cousin, Ann Brandt; nieces and nephews are the Families of Derek Anderson, Ashby Jakober, BW Brooks, Melinda Evans, Beth Davis and Allen VanNatter. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday, August 12, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 5409 Jacksboro Pike. The family will receive friends following the funeral service until 6 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Post Office Box 5104, Knoxville, TN 37928. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Weddle family. Condolences may be left for the family at

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