January 28, 1939 - August 6, 2020
Coy Gene Connatser, of Friendsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:38 PM at the age of 81. Coy was the spirit of life, the leader, and the laughter of the family. He was a friend to all and a stranger to none. His joyful spirit and quirky grin will forever be embedded in each heart that knew him. Coy is preceded in death by parents, William H. and Shirley Dixon Connatser; siblings, William E., Ralph, James Burl Connatser, Eula Mae Messamore; daughter, Donna Sue Clark. Survivors include wife, Carolyn Jean Caldwell; siblings, Frank and Herman Connatser; daughters, Ann Centner, Tammy Turner. Coy had 5 grandchildren, Ashley Perkins, Tiffany and Christopher Clark, Madison and Kaley Turner; along with 2 great-grandchildren, Andrew and Avery Perkins. Coy was a crane operator at the Aluminum Company of America for 36 years. He was a member of the Aluminum Company of America’s 25-year club. Sincere gratitude and appreciation would like to be sent from the family to the amazing, caring, and supportive staff from Blount Memorial Hospice and Palliative Care Team, and a special thank you to the RN, Jan. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family kindly requests any monetary value be donated to the Pat Head Summitt Alzheimer’s Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Union Grove United Methodist Church on Lane Drive in Friendsville with Pastor Gary Hawley officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
Coy Gene Connatser, of Friendsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:38 PM at the age of 81. Coy was the spirit of life, the leader, and the laughter of the family. He was a friend to all and a stranger to none.... View Obituary & Service Information
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