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Thomas David Kelso

October 3, 1937 — October 26, 2022

Maryville

 

Thomas David Kelso, age 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at home. He was a member of Outreach Church and loved his church family. He was retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company. He loved his family more than anything. He was a wonderful, loving husband, Daddy, Papaw, Brother, Son and friend. He Loved his garden, sharing stories and recipes with everyone; Loved his faithful companion, Shadow. Preceded in death by wife of 56 years, Mary Christine Kelso; son, Ronnie Kelso; parents, Ernest and Willie Kelso; siblings, JR (Jama), Chester, Arthur (Betty), Clyde, Gean, Eddie (Linda), Clifford, Barbara (Brad) Bradford; parents-in-law, Clarence and Mayme Blair; nephew, Scottie; niece, Missy; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Survived by son, James Richard Kelso; daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Willie Emert; daughter-in-law, Kathy Kelso; grandchildren, Chris and Megan Kelso, Jimmy and Rebekah Kelso, Joey Kelso, Jed and Miranda Emert, Jennifer Emert, great-grandchildren, Jacob Kelso, Chayse McDaniel, Liz Decker; siblings, Shirley and Fred Duncan, Hugh and Dianne Kelso, Alice and Larry Stargel, Christine “Tinnie” Kelso; sister-in-law, Margaret Kelso; several nieces and nephews; many friends, especially his Greenback Diner Girls and friends. Special thanks to the loved ones that helped care for him the last few weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Outreach Church Mission Fund, 920 Calderwood Hwy, Maryville, TN 37801. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral Service to follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Mike Arp and Rev. Bill Dixon officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 3:00 PM for Interment Monday, October 31, 2022 at Hopewell Springs Church Cemetery, 1607 Povo Road, Madisonville, TN 37354. Smith funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Interment

Monday, October 31, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hopewell Springs Baptist Church

1607 Povo Rd, Madisonville, TN 37354

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