Kate Williams White, age 88 of Maryville, passed away early Monday morning December 21, 2020 of a stroke. Kate was born and raised in Maryville, TN. Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Robert “Bob” White; parents, Garfield and Eunice Williams; son-in-law, Mark Wilson. She is survived by her children, Mike (Melanie) White, Steve (Courtney) White, and Judy (Dwain) Coppenger; grandchildren, Michelle (Kevin) Bailey, Robert (Lauren) White, Stephanie Wilson, Stephen White, Amy (Chris) Whaley, Chris (Ashley) Coppenger; her nine great-grandchildren. Kate was a loving wife and mother who raised her children at home before faithfully serving as a secretary and a bookkeeper at Eagleton Junior High and Eagleton Elementary. After retiring in 1998, she joined the Mary Blount Elementary family as an instructional assistant until 2018. She will be deeply missed by all her former students and co-workers. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Alcoa Church for nearly 80 years and a current member of East Maryville Baptist Church. Her family rejoices knowing she’s now with her Heavenly Father. A Celebration of Life will be held at-a-later date. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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