Carol Jean (Russell) Painter
Carol Jean (Russell) Painter, 74, of Friendsville, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by parents, Fred J. and Louise Russell; son, Russ Painter and husband Donald Painter. Jean is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Sharon Painter; son, David Painter and grandson, Travis Painter; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Kenneth Smith; brothers and sisters-in law, Johnny and Pat Russell, Jimmy and Susan Russell; brother-in-law, Leroy Painter. Jean was a member of Friendsville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Painter was a graduate of Maryville College. Over the span of her career, as a medical laboratory technologist, she worked in management at various health care facilities in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. Jean was an avid reader with an interest in history. Her desire for knowledge was evident by her often reading several books simultaneously. She enjoyed doting on her only grandchild, Travis. A memorial service, officiated by Betty Furches, will be held at Friendsville United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Memorials can be made to Friendsville United Methodist Church at 204E College Ave., Friendsville, TN 37737.