Delores (Dee) Norris Koontz, age 89 of North Knoxville, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Mode and Lottie Riffey Mink; husbands, Clarence Norris and Dewey Koontz; son, Moe Norris; grandson, Michael Norris and all of Dee’s siblings. She is survived by her children, Saundra, Allen (Hazel), Darrell (Becky), Edna (Ricky), and David (Karen); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and several step children. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 11th at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City.
Rev. Dr. William Richard Vick
Rev. Dr. Richard Vick-age 86 of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Maynardville passed away 4:15 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2020 at Life Path Hospice in Florida. He was born February 13, 1934 the son of the late Homer and Lena (Hall) Vick. Preceded in death by wife of 47 years, Dr. Joyce Gaye (Pickens) Vick; grandchildren, Amy, Kathryn and Levi. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War serving October, 1951-January, 1955.
Survivors include children, Vicki Lynn (Barry) Rumsey, Janice Carol (John) Ramsey, Joe Richard (Kathy) Vick, Rebecca Sue (David) Metts, Jeffry Scott Vick; 17 Grandchildren, 26 Great-Grandchildren. Wife, Florine Watts Vick.
Dr. Vick was the pastor/founder of Nolensville Road Baptist Church, Nashville 1960-1964; Missionary to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1964-1975; founded Bole Road Baptist Church; missionary to Stavanger, Norway 1975-1977; Pastor of First Baptist Church, Atwater, Ohio 1977-1978; Mission representative of Baptist Evangelistic Missionary Association, Akron, Ohio 1979-1985; founder of NABMA/BIO (North American Baptist Missionary Association) in Savannah, Georgia, Lenoir City where the name was changed to Baptist International Outreach, Maynardville and Jefferson City, Tennessee. Retired from active ministry in 2005.
Along the way he taught missions in Bible Colleges (BBC, Midwestern and Crown) and was a friend, influencer and mentor to pastors and missionaries in the USA, Ethiopia and around the world. He was and is known for his love of Ethiopia (because of his love of Ethiopians), his love of preachers and missionaries and his well-loved, often used, catch phrase, “GOD LOVES PEOPLE”.
The family will receive friends 5-7 P.M. Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Faith Baptist Church, 118 Colossians Court, Jefferson City, TN 37760, with funeral service to follow at 7 P.M. Tuesday, Rev. Mark Campbell, Rev. Eric Vick, Rev. Joe Vick, Dr. John Yingling, Dr. Barry Rumsey officiating with congregational music. A private interment will be held 10 A.M. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville with Rev. Major Joshua Rumsey officiating. Military graveside honors will be presented Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
“The Legend” Larry Woodrow Cox age 75 of Knoxville passed away at home on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Larry served in the United States Army from 1963-1966. Afterwards he joined the Knoxville Police Department and served from 1967-1996 when he was severely injured in an on the job car accident which resulted in him being disabled and unable to return to the job he loved.
Johnny E. Jones, age 81, of Halls formerly of the Gibbs community, passed away peacefully at his home 3:00pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020, surrounded by his family. He attended Graveston Baptist Church and faithfully read his bible daily. He was a 1957 graduate of Gibbs High School. He was the owner of Jones Refrigeration for many years. He was an avid Kentucky Wild Cat Basketball fan. Preceded in death by parents, Luella and Edmond Jones and brother Dr. Edward Branson.
Connie (Smith) Macklin – age 64 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2020. She was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by parents, Glen and Ina Mae Smith; and mother-in-law, Donna Macklin. Connie is survived by husband, Rick Macklin; siblings and spouses; and many nieces and nephews.
Daniel Lee Baker, born October 24, 1946 in Knoxville, TN, passed away August 1, 2020 in Pigeon Forge, TN. Preceded in death by parents John Baker and Eula Effinore “Effie” Wilson Baker, brothers John Wayne and George Caswell Baker.
Julian Osborne, 18 yrs old, passed away July 30, 2020. She was a 2019 High School Graduate, currently enrolled at Walters State and was ready to take on the world. Julian loved adventure, outdoor activities and being with her friends. She leaves behind the love of her life Derek Norris and furbaby Molly. Her smile was contagious and will be missed beyond measure by family and friends. Celebration of life will be held Friday, August 7, 2020, at 6:30 pm at Faithway Baptist Church, 4402 Crippen Road, Knoxville, TN 37918. Pastor Rick Passmore & Ricky Graves will be officiating.
Georgia (Winona) Lester, age 93 of Knoxville, passed away at 8:07am on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at her home. Member of Walridge Baptist Church. She retired from Home Federal Bank after 40 years as Vice President and Assistant Branch Manager.
Preceded in death by parents Rose and Horace Lester; brothers Philip Lester and Paul Lester; sisters Evelyn (Sis) Lester, Alice Lester, Auba Lee Beeler Curington, Bernice Johnson; sister-in-law Emmerdelle Lester; nieces Barbara Lester Ingram, Patricia Beeler Lewis; and nephew David Johnson.
Aubie Tindell Nelson -age 91, of Knoxville passed away August 4, 2020. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Walter and Lurena Tindell and husband William Lee Nelson, Jr. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law Dean and Elizabeth Nelson, Tony and Jackie Nelson, Joel and Tammy Nelson; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Wayne Bolinger; grandchildren: Meredith, Christopher, Laura, Carolyn, Leigh, Ty, Kaley, Sarah, and Will; twelve great-grandchildren and special friend Glenda McCloud.