Mary Jo Whitener, age 88 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at her home. Mary was a member of Old Piney Grove Baptist Church. She worked at Levi Strauss for many years. She loved the outdoors, cooking and sightseeing. Her passion in life was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Whitener; son, Ricky Whitener; brothers, C.D. Martin, David Martin; sisters, Josephine Layne, Barbara Boyd; son-in-law, Fred Waltermyer. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charles Allen and Faye Whitener of Maryville; daughters, Darlene and Terry Coffey of Maryville, Brenda Waltermyer and fiancé, John Wooten of Panama City, Denise and Ricky Weeks of Louisville, TN; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Greene of Cartersville, GA, Louise Morales (George) of Maryville, Deana Irvin (Jim) of Maryville; many nieces, nephews and other family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Piney Grove Baptist Church, 826 Old Piney Rd., Maryville, TN 37803. Family will have a private graveside service at Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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