William “Willie” Brickey, of Townsend, TN peacefully passed away on April 24, 2021 at the age of 91. A graduate of Maryville College and the University of Tennessee, Willie worked for the Blount County School system for 40 years. Prior to retiring in 1993, he was the Counselor at Townsend and Heritage High Schools. Willie was a long-standing member of Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church and a volunteer at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center where he shared authentic mountain games with school children. Willie was predeceased by his parents, Leigh and Belva Brickey of Townsend and was the last surviving of his 8 siblings. He is survived by Alda, his wife of 68 years, and daughters Amy Conroy (Michael) and Bonnie Walker (Rick). Willie was also the proud grandfather of Anne Conroy, Amy Conroy and Bailey Lohr. A special thanks to all the people who have provided care to Willie for the last period of his life: Darlene Brewer, Sharon Plemons, Sharon Clark and Joan Ownby. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, April 26, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Townsend, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church, 7322 Old Tuckaleechee Rd, Townsend, TN 37882 or the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Dr, Townsend, TN 37882. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 983-1000, www.SmithLifeandLegacy.com
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