Larry Kenneth (Kenny) Gilreath,71, of Sparta, Tn passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2020. Mr. Gilreath was born in Cookeville, TN to the late William Milton and Evelena Carter Gilreath. Larry, a loving father and husband, dedicated his life to his family and his community. He was always there for those in need, he will be remembered fondly by many individuals who were fortunate enough to have known him. Kenny loved watching westerns, playing with his dog Jake, spending time with the family and going on drives reminiscing. He was a hard worker and was retired from the Maintenance Department working for the White County Board of Education.
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Preceded in death by parents, Brothers- Paul Gilreath, Charles Gilreath, Porter Gilreath, George Gilreath, Troy Gilreath, Raymond Gilreath. Sisters- Mary Jones, Beatrice Grisby, Thelma White, Rosy Ward. Sister-in-law- Mamie, Ruth, Beatrice. Nephews- Jerry Gilreath, Kenneth Conate, Gean Grisby. Nieces- Judy Ann Gilreath, Ann Randall, Norma Jones. Great-Nephews- Jimmy and Bobby Dean Bartlett. Great-Great- Nephew- Timothy Cramore.
Mr. Gilreath is survived by- Wife of 50 years- Charlotte Sue Neal Gilreath of Sparta, TN
Children- Melinda Gilreath of Sparta and Sherry Ann Gilreath of Cookeville, TN
Special ex-Son-in-law- Simon Leong of Crossville, TN
Brothers- Bobby Gilreath of Crossville, TN and William Gilreath of Sparta, TN
Sister- Mae Conate of Sparta, TN
Special Furry Friend- Jake
A host of Nieces and Nephews, Great-Nieces and Nephews, Great-Great Nieces and Nephews and Great-Great-Great Nieces and Nephews.
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the family will hold a Celebration of Life for Mr. Gilreath at a later date.
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