Pauline Nichols
B: 1934-04-24
D: 2018-04-18
View Details
Nichols, Pauline
Gordon Ford
B: 1940-09-05
D: 2018-04-17
View Details
Ford, Gordon
George Lunsford
B: 1951-12-03
D: 2018-04-09
View Details
Lunsford, George
Eleanor Haddock
B: 1923-09-23
D: 2018-04-05
View Details
Haddock, Eleanor
Alan Usry
B: 1965-07-27
D: 2018-03-31
View Details
Usry, Alan
Francis Burger
B: 1941-07-23
D: 2018-03-29
View Details
Burger, Francis
Clarence Yarbrough
B: 1942-11-17
D: 2018-03-26
View Details
Yarbrough, Clarence
Mary Willson
B: 1920-02-11
D: 2018-03-26
View Details
Willson, Mary
Nellie Sneed
B: 1924-10-06
D: 2018-03-25
View Details
Sneed, Nellie
Tammy Brown
B: 1964-05-27
D: 2018-03-23
View Details
Brown, Tammy
William Williams
B: 1930-12-07
D: 2018-03-15
View Details
Williams, William
SaraSue Hyde
B: 1927-03-15
D: 2018-03-02
View Details
Hyde, SaraSue
Dorothy Massengill
B: 1937-05-17
D: 2018-02-25
View Details
Massengill, Dorothy
Billie Turner
B: 1929-01-17
D: 2018-02-24
View Details
Turner, Billie
Barbara Whitlock
B: 1940-09-29
D: 2018-02-17
View Details
Whitlock, Barbara
Marianne Thomas
B: 1931-01-21
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Thomas, Marianne
John Simpson
B: 1937-09-11
D: 2018-02-11
View Details
Simpson, John
Dr. Iris Snider-Slowey
B: 1943-05-23
D: 2018-02-09
View Details
Snider-Slowey, Dr. Iris
Lucille Gerecke
B: 1926-08-15
D: 2018-02-08
View Details
Gerecke, Lucille
Karen Smith
B: 1947-01-29
D: 2018-02-08
View Details
Smith, Karen
John Dykes
B: 1926-03-12
D: 2018-01-29
View Details
Dykes, John


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
John Simpson
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for John Gary Simpson

John Gary Simpson, 80, of Athens, died Sunday night, February 11, 2018, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.
He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late Chester and Gladys Burger Simpson.
Gary was a graduate of Englewood High School, where he was a two sport letterman in basketball and football. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College (University) with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Middle Tennessee State University with a Master's Degree in Chemistry and Physics.
Gary was a lifelong educator serving as a teacher, principal, Title I Director for the Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction, and Assistant Superintendent. He was actively involved with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), having served as a chairperson and consultant for many schools undergoing accreditation.
Gary enjoyed sports and was an avid golfer, playing and competing in many events at Chestuee (Ridgewood) Golf course. He laughingly stated that his claim to fame was a hole in one on a provisional golf ball.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Becky Simpson of Athens; a daughter and her husband, Holly and Todd Williams of Lenoir City; a sister and her husband, Sarah Jo and Jerry Hamilton of Englewood ; and a brother and his wife, Bill and Joyce of Elijay, GA.
A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Dr. Jason Clark and Dr. David Pierce officiating. The committal service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Niota Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Don Nolen, David Pierce, Mickey Blevins, Jonathan Pierce, Steve Akers, Bob Mahoney, Mike Vinson, and Phillip Swanson.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in Gary's name may do so to the McMinn County Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2 , Athens, TN 37371-0002; or to a charity of the giver's choice.
Order Flowers

Recently Shared Condolences

Recently Shared Stories

Recently Shared Photos