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John Thomas "J.T." Carver, Jr

September 23, 1926 November 20, 2018
John Thomas "J.T." Carver, Jr
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John Thomas Carver, Jr. (J.T.) passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the age of 92 in Knoxville, surrounded by his loving family. J.T. was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary. J.T. will be remembered as a loving father to his children, Janet Smith (David), Debbie Sayne (Tom), and John Carver (Pat); grandchildren Bethany Hicks (Wes), Samantha Curtiss (Ryan), and Matthew Sayne; great grandchildren, Lydia and Iris Hicks and Grayson and Henry Curtiss.

J.T. served in the Navy during World War II. After the war he graduated from Virginia Tech and settled in Knoxville. He spent his career in the insurance business. He was active in the Smoky Mountain Christian Men’s Fellowship which founded many Christian churches In the Knoxville area. He was instrumental in beginning the Christian Student Fellowship on the UTK campus. He was a charter member of West Towne Christian Church where he was an elder and Sunday School teacher. J.T. was also an active member in the Rotary Club where he recruited many members.

J.T. was a friendly, outgoing man who never met a stranger and never failed to extend help to those in need.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm at Click Funeral Home and Cremations -Middlebrook Chapel. Family will also receive friends Friday, November 30, 11-noon at Click Middlebrook Chapel with a celebration of life to follow at noon. The family will gather at 2pm Friday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 East Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 with full military honors conferred by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard and the US Navy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UT Christian Student Fellowship 2001 Lake Avenue Knoxville, TN 37916. Click Funeral Home and Cremations - Middlebrook Chapel is serving the Carver family. Condolence may be left online for the family at www.clickfh.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

29

Nov

5:30 PM 11/29/2018 5:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 11/29/2018 7:30:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel
9020 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville 37923 TN
United States

Visitation

Friday

30

Nov

11:00 AM 11/30/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel
9020 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville 37923 TN
United States

Service

Friday

30

Nov

12:00 PM 11/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel
9020 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville 37923 TN
United States

Graveside

Friday

30

Nov

2:00 PM 11/30/2018 2:00:00 PM
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

2200 East Gov John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914

East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
2200 East Gov John Sevier Highway Knoxville 37914 Tennessee
United States
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