David Dean Hmielewski, 69, of Townsend, TN went to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 24, 2020, surrounded by his family. He joined those who have preceded him in death: Son, Daniel; Father, Walter; Brother, Tim. He is survived by: Loving Wife of 45 years, Kathy Hmielewski; Children, David, Matthew, Andrew (Lauren), Alyssa (Adam), Mary (Damien), Michael (Kelsey), and Kristen; Mother, Mary Kennedy; Siblings, Rick, Sue, Jim, Mike, Cindy, John, Joy, and Thornton. In addition to his own 8 wonderful children, he will be missed greatly by his grandchildren who brought him so much joy, Stella, Silas, Daniel, Hunter, Railey, Bryson, Hudson, Caroline, Tyler, and Logan. “Hemi” was personable, patient, slow to judge, and made friends easily as his wit and humor were unmatched. He was known for many things, his love for the game of golf, his sharp mind, his carpentry and craftsmanship, his ability to make a wager on just about anything (and win!), and his life-of-the-party personality. David has touched the lives of so many, as expressed by the countless stories that his friends and family have shared. A private funeral mass will be held for the family, and we look forward to honoring his life and memories together with a memorial golf/poker tournament that will be scheduled later this year. In lieu of flowers, please pass on a private act of kindness as David was never hesitant to lend a helping hand. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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