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Kenneth R. Towry

Kenneth R. Towry, age 67, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at this residence. He was born on October 12, 1945.
Kenneth was a Heavy Equipment Operator and enjoyed his work. He loved to be outdoors and also enjoyed going fishing. Kenneth was a gifted banjo and guitar player and loved to play Blue Grass Music. His pride and joy was his granddaughter, Demi. He loved spending time with her and going to watch her play sports.
Kenneth attended Victory Chapel Cowboy Church.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janet Towry; daughters; Sandra Towry of Elizabethton, TN and Billie Blevins and husband Jamie of Mountain City, TN; four sisters; two brothers; granddaughter, Demi Blevins; honorary brother, Bill Icenhour; special friends: Vickie and Earl Price; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Funeral service was conducted at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastors Carroll Hayworth and Sammy Icenhour officiating.
The family received friends from 1-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside service and interment followed from the Johnson Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Greg Wilcox, Timothy Price, Jamie Gilley, Sammy Icenhour, Bob Stansberry and Bobby Hope. Honorary pallbearers were all of Kenneth’s special friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683 or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
At other times, the family received friends at the home, 812 Wilcox Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Kenneth R. Towry has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.