Jerry E. McClanahan, age 67 of Rockford, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He enjoyed traveling the world with his son, gardening, cooking, family, fishing and helping others. Preceded in death by: Father, Staley McClanahan; Mother, Hazel McClanahan; Brothers, Gordon & Emerson; Sister, Phyllis. Survivors include: Son, Patrick McClanahan; Brothers, Marvin, Loy, and Ronald; Sisters, Shirley, Ruth, Elnora, and Martha; many nieces and nephews; loving dog “Punkin”. Friends may come by the funeral home on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm and Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am to pay their respects and sign the register book. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Marble Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Darrell Clabough officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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