Thomas Lee Berkley
Thomas Lee (Tommy) Berkley age 81 of Knoxville passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the family home. He was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church and retired from Smithwood Food Mart Grocery. Tommy retired from Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War and retired after 27 years of service with the U.S. Army Reserve 489th Civil Affairs Unit. Survivors include: Wife of 58 years, Nina Jean Berkley; Sons, Lee Berkley & wife Linda Campbell and Chris Berkley; Grandchildren, Thomas & John Berkley; Extended family, A.J. & Amanda Gann, Michael Gann, and Cathy Robertson; Sister-in-law, Martha Berkley; special nieces and nephews. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Dr. David Crutchley and Chaplain Larry Hammock officiating. Memorial donations may be made to: Blount County Rescue Squad, PO Box 218, Alcoa, TN 37701 or Blount County Humane Society, PO Box 5446, Maryville, TN 37802. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Friday, October 29, 2010 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com.