May 25, 2013
Richard J. “Rick” Hirsch, formerly of Detroit, MI, passed away May 25, 2013, in Crossville. He was 87.
Rick was predeceased by his beloved wife, Therese, in 2004.
He will be sadly missed by his five children, Kathleen (Michael) Coyle, Robert (Nancy) Hirsch, Nancy (Robert) Mollencopf, Terry (Cathleen) Hirsch and Michael (Janie) Hirsch; his five beloved grandchildren, Sarah (Kevin) Vanden Berge, Anne Hirsch, Nicole Mollencopf, Matthew Hirsch and Jonathon Hirsch; and many nieces and nephews and their children. Rick’s brother, Ted, and sister, Betty, also predeceased him.
Rick will be remembered as being a man of strong principles and having a huge heart.
Even after suffering some physical setbacks a few years ago, he continued to describe himself as “lucky” and he maintained that positive attitude to the very end of his life.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific on the USS Houston.
Rick worked in the auto industry for 40 plus years, initially for General Motors and later for Volkswagen of America. After his retirement from Volkswagen, Rick was a quality assurance consultant with Purchase Parts Group for several years.
After his retirement, he and Therese relocated from Michigan to Fairfield Glade, Tenn, where they enjoyed making many new friends and of course, playing golf.
A celebration of his life will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 7503 Peavine Rd., Friday, June 28, at 11 a.m.
Contributions in Rick’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
May 25, 2013
Earle Phillips Jr.
Earle Phillips Jr., born Columbus, OH, 1922, passed away Nov. 29, 2013, in Atlanta, GA. A memorial service is planned for early spring at the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade. It will be announced at a later date.
Barbara Ann (Stuhlmacher) Heeschen, of Gettysburg, PA, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 1, 2013, after a 20-year struggle with heart disease and ensuing complications.
William C. "Bill" West, 86, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Kerley officiated, with special music by Jessi West.
Roy Kilby Sr.
Roy Lee Kilby Sr., 72, of Crab Orchard, passed away Nov. 29, 2013. Funeral services were held Dec. 1, 2013, from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Jeff Slaton officiating.
Christopher Lynn Dishman
Dear, beloved son, brother, uncle, father and friend Christopher Lynn Dishman was born Sept. 21, 1970, in Muncie, IN, to Steve and Janet Dishman. The Lord and Savior took him Dec. 8, 2013. Family will receive friends today, Dec. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Thursday 1 p.m. with Bro. Donnie Bell officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Joyce Burgess Croft
Joyce Burgess Croft, 70, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 5, 2013. Funeral services were held Dec. 8 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Pastor Steven Pickard officiated, with burial in the Allen Springs Cemetery.
Camille Barnwell Combs, 48, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 4, 2013. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at Pine Grove Church of God of Prophecy. Bro. Jack Lawson officiated, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
A memorial service was held Dec. 6 at Trinity Tabernacle for Billy Kay Jones, who passed away at home Nov. 29, 2013, at the age of 58.
John William "Bill" Irvin, 85, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held today, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Tansi Community Church, with Dr. Paul Dixon officiating. Family will receive friends on Tuesday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.
Roger Morris Goss, 65, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Renaissance Terrace in Harriman. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Jonathan Loveday officiating. Interment was in Price Cemetery.
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