Essie Lay King, age 92 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother, sister and friend who will be deeply missed by those who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Cloria Creekmore Lay; husband, Frank A. King; son, John Lay, and daughter, Lisa Gail Lay; Survived by her children and their spouses, Jerry Lay of Jellico, TN, Barbara and Gene Jones of S.C., Wilma Lay Anderson and husband William, Jack and Crystal Lay of Maryville, Bob Lay of Maryville, Danny Lay of Jellico, TN, Kathy Bond of Knoxville, Susan of Nashville, and Don and Jennifer Stevens of Oliver Springs, TN; long-time companion, Myrl Webb; and a host of grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in the Trinity Chapel from 5:00 until 7:00 pm with the service to follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 2:00 pm for graveside service and interment Friday, June 11, 2021 at Douglas Cemetery (2) in Oswego, TN. Condolences may be shared online through Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, (865) 983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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