Eddie R. Buttry age 77, of Sneedville, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was a life-long resident of Sneedville, TN, but was most recently living in Knoxville under the care of his children. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized in 1968 at Sneedville First Baptist Church. He was kind and generous to all who knew him, especially animals of any kind. Eddie was a self-employed business owner, most notably Buttry Paving Co., Sneedville Paving Co., and Buttry Stone Co. He was a life-long member of the Republican Party and served the Hancock County Election Commission for 12 years.
Eddie was preceded in death by his wife Brenda; parents Creed and Veda Buttry; sister Nadene Lawson; and his beloved Black and Tan Hound Dog Roscoe.
Eddie is survived by his daughter Tammy (Steve) Graham, son Steven Buttry; grandchildren Natalie (Thomas) Crass, Michael (Tiffany) Graham, Zachary Buttry; great grandchildren Alexis, Cheyanne and Ethan Crass, Peyton and Preston Graham; nephews Tim and Chadd Lawson; the mother of his children, Glenda White; along with many close family and friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to the numerous caregivers that cared for Dad over the past year including Phyllis Dossett, Teresa Wampler, and Linda Dunn.
The family would also like to extend their gratitude for love, compassion, and prayers during this time.
The family will hold visitation on Saturday September 11, 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. A graveside service will be held on Sunday September 12, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Rhea Cemetery. Pall bearers include Steven Buttry, Steve Graham, Michael Graham, Zachary Buttry, Thomas Crass, Tim Lawson, Chadd Lawson, Jamie Stanifer, and Jessie Seal. The service will be officiated by Rev. Kester Bunch.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The Pat Summit Foundation for Alzheimer’s Research.
McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements
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