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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Burl Jennings

Burl E "Homer" Jennings

Saturday, February 18th, 1939 - Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Burl E. (Homer) Jennings, 80, of Decatur, died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his residence.
He was a lifelong resident of Meigs County and was a son of the late Burl and Orzie Kile Jennings. He was also preceded in death by his in-laws, Malcolm and Mandy Brown, a brother Steve Jennings and a sister Ida Mae Shelton.
He was a member of Cottonport Baptist Church and was a member of Meigs F&AM Lodge #213. He served in the U.S. Army. Homer owned and operated BJ Trucking for over 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Emma Brown Jennings ; a daughter, Towanha Jennings ; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Laura Jennings; grandchildren, Katie and Brent Maddron and Kirstie and Dylan Neely; great-granddaughters, Annslee and Acelynn Madron and Lynnlee Neely; four sisters and two brother-in-law, Frances and Jim Carter, Ethel Layman, Martha Lillard, Maynard Shelton all of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted, 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Cottonport Cemetery with Rev. Jamey Davis and Rev. Max Redman officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 am at Smith Funeral Home.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga for their loving care.
The family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Tribute, P.O. Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; or Shriner's Hospital for Children Medical Center, 3206,110 Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508.
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    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 am at Cottonport Cemetery with Rev. Jamey Davis and Rev. Max Redman officiating.


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Rosie Maddron

Posted at 05:29pm
Dearest Emma and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time with the loss of Homer! I pray you find peace and comfort. Homer was loved by many! May God's loving arms wrap around you and comfort you like only He can.
With Our Deepest Sympathy,
Rosie & Bob Maddron

Sharon Brock

Posted at 09:58am
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Homer. Prayers for all of the family in the days and weeks ahead. Sharon Cox Brock ( daughter of Billie Wright Cox

Melissa Ann

Posted at 06:51pm
Homer,my paw,my friend,my old man.. I've loved you like a father for 24 years now. My heart breaks and is shattered knowing I will never get to hear your voice or feel your hugs again. But I know to be absent in body is to be present with the Lord.. You was always there for me and my girls and everyone you came to know.. Just don't know what I'm going to do without you..I know God spoke the words everyone hopes to hear "well done my good and faithful servant" ...You will be sorely missed..Mrs Emma and Towahna.. Thank you thank you thank you,for sharing Homer with me.. I love you all deeply, Melissa

Donna Hickman

Posted at 06:18pm
I am so sorry to hear about Homer and know that I can't be there. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Loosing a
spouse and father I know is not easy. God will see you thru!!

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Posted at 10:01am
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