Joe R. Carroll, age 86 of Maryville, went to his Heavenly home Saturday, May 29, 2021. He was a member of the United States Air Force for 10 years, proudly serving in Japan and Greenland. Preceded in death by his mother, Frieda Gillespie; father, Jesse Carroll; sister, Georgia Graves. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Lois J. Carroll; sons, James (Reesa) Carroll, Michael (Wendy) Carroll; grandchildren, Kelly Laws, Adam Carroll, Joey Carroll; 2 step-grandsons, Thomas and Garrett Tedder; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; nephew, Joe Graves; niece, JoAnn Graves. My family and I want to thank Avalon Hopsice for the excellent care they gave to Joe, especially Chaplin Brian Davis. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joe’s memory to, Everett Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 401 S. Everett High Road, Maryville, TN 37804. Friends may stop by the funeral home to sign the book and pay their respects from 12:00 until 4:00 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 and from 8:00 until 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Family will have a private Graveside Service with Don Thompson officiating with speaker James Carroll. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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