Andrew Jackson “Blue” Boatwright, 88, of Louisville, TN, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Blue grew up in the Bearden Brickyard area of Knoxville, TN. Blue was predeceased by parents, William and Rachel Boatwright and 5 brothers and 4 sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory: devoted wife of 62 years, June “Bug” Boatwright; daughters, Andrea Michelle Boatwright of the home, and Yvonne Pennington, Somerset, KY; and granddaughter, Betsy Pennington, Lexington, KY. A host of many nieces, nephews, family and friends too numerous to list. He will be dearly missed and always remembered. Blue worked for numerous construction companies kicking off a lengthy career as a heavy construction operator where he worked at ORNL and retired after 26.5 years of service. After retirement Blue spent his time enjoying gardening, family activities, and spending time with his pooch and buddy, “Marco”. The family would like to thank the staff of Fort Sanders Regional, especially the 9th floor nurses. He loved you all so much. A celebration of life will be held in his honor Saturday, November 27, 2021, with receiving of friends from 1 pm to 2 pm with funeral service immediately following at Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville. Officiated by Rev Alvin Gwanthney. Final arrangements entrusted to Foothills Funeral Home. www.foothillsfh.com
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