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Robert Edward Gorton

May 13, 1947 — May 10, 2021

Robert Edward Gorton, age 73 of Maryville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 10, 2021 at UT Medical Center. Robert was baptized into the Way of Holiness Church. He retired as a truck driver after many years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Preceded in death by father, Leroy Gorton; mother, Ida Tarr Gorton of Northeast, PA; son, Tommy Jenkins of Maryville; grandson, Jack Baker, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Luna Baker of Maryville; several brothers and sisters; survived by wife, Alma “Carol” Gorton; son, Ronnie Gorton and partner, Mike Anthony of Lafollette; stepsons, Robert Marcello of Maryville, Dave and Angie Marcello of Logan, OH; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Bobby Burns of Maryville, Sandy Hancock and Christopher Harshaw of Maryville, Lisa Graham and Roger Stinnett of Maryville; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Delbert Gorton of Northeast, PA, Keith and Cheryl Gorton of Ripley, NY; sisters, Sandy Cook Edward of Ashtabula, OH, Iris and Ruth of Erie, PA; several nieces and nephews and other family also survive. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Graveside Service and Interment will follow at Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Christopher Tackett officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Edward Gorton please visit our Sympathy Store.
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