Nov. 15, 1933 — Jan. 22, 2013
Roy Alvin Sedrel, of Crossville, passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 79 on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
Roy was born in Des Moines, IA, to parents Alvin C. Benson and Dorothy Faye Klein in 1933. He graduated from Des Moines High School, served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Korean War, earned a B.A. in accounting at AIB, Des Moines, IA, and a master's degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
Roy dedicated his life in service to his family and community and retired from Illinois School District #15 as deputy superintendent of business administration. During his career he was the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding contributions to the community and served as president of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials.
He embraced life with enthusiasm and enjoyed many different pursuits including woodworking, sailing, camping and RC airplane modeling.
Roy's life was a true demonstration of the principles of integrity, honor and devotion to family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sedrel, and his daughter, Kathie Johnson. He is survived by his daughter, Lynnea Donai, and his son, Steven Sedrel.
Roy's life will forever be a blessing upon all of those he touched during his journey through this world. May his family and friends find peace and comfort in their loving remembrances of him.
Roy and Carolyn were active and committed members of the First United Methodist Church of Crossville, TN. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The family requests that any donations in his memory be made to either the Cumberland County Chapter of Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. or Hospice of Cumberland County.
"Divine Father-Mother God, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, in our most profound gratitude and awe we commit our father, Roy Alvin Sedrel, unto Your perfect love. May Thy tender mercies, eternal and everlasting, be granted unto Roy as his spirit is reunited with Thee in Thy radiant, healing light. Amen."
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Nov. 15, 1933 — Jan. 22, 2013
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Helen Dellene (Lewis) Meadows, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home Dec. 4, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating. Interment was in Clifty Cemetery.
Ronald Waldo Evans, "Ron," 79, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Purdue and the Rev. Jerry Mayo officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Carolyn O. Dyer, 62, of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Nov. 30, 2013.
Robert Thomas Thurman, 89, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 30, 2013.
Barbara J. Polson, 66, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 30, 2013. Graveside services were held Dec. 3 at Woody Cemetery. Bro. Noel Turner officiated.
Jackson Walker Fitch, 4, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. A graveside was held at McEwen Cemetery in McEwen, TN, Dec. 3, with Bro. Brian Smith officiating. The family received friends Dec. 2 at Bilbrey Funeral Home.
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Mildred Joe Jones, 74, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at NHC Healthcare Fort Sanders. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Bro. Danny Wyatt officiating. Burial was in Elmore Cemetery.
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