Robert R. McKenry Sr.
Robert R. McKenry Sr., 94, died May 13, 2013, at home on the same farm where he was born June 26, 1918. The family farm founded in 1845 was later recognized as a Tennessee Century Farm in 2006. As a child, his parents moved to Knoxville where he grew up and worked in the family business, McKenry Produce Co. After marriage he and his wife returned to Blount County, where he started a successful dairy farm which lasted 60 years to his retirement. He was a member of Oak View Baptist Church. His joys in life were his family, farming and horses. He was preceded in death by: wife and only love, Sara Louise Brown McKenry; beloved grandson, Robert Russell McKenry III; parents; and siblings. Survivors include: children, Robert McKenry Jr. (Geraldine), Linda Pryor (Bob), Glenda Carroll (Jim), Philip McKenry (Janice); grandchildren, Robin Adams (Greg), Eddie Pryor (Hope), Tim Carroll (Susy), LeAnn Cuccinello (Michael), Bethany Hipple (Griffin), Aaron McKenry (Lyssa); granddaughter-in-law, Laura McKenry; great-grandchildren, Laura Fields (Chad), Michael Adams, Lydia McKenry, Kathryn and Andrew Pryor, Tyler Rahn, Cate Cuccinello, Matt and Megan Carroll, and Jamie and Will Hipple. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Smith West Chapel with Rev. Charles Bailey and Rev. David Newman officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery for the interment. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Bethlehem Chapel Building Fund, c/o Tammy Valentine, 1448 Kay View Drive, Sevierville, TN 37876. Family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Smith West Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, http://www.SmithMaryville.com