Teresa Diane Strickland, age 63, of Kingston

Teresa Diane Strickland, age 63, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born August 1, 1952 in Sweetwater and has been a resident of Roane County for most of her life. Teresa was a machinist welder, retiring from TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant and was a member of the Machinist Local of Chattanooga. Teresa loved to laugh and as her children would say, she just loved life. She enjoyed seeing the beauty of nature in flowers and loved visits to the beach, dancing and playing cards. She also had a deep love for her family. Preceded in death by her husband, Roger Vann Strickland; parents, Edwin & Ruth Rose Humphreys.


Children Wendy Colyer & son-in-law, Billy Colyer of Kingston

Gabe Patterson & wife, Lora of Kingston

Cortney Simmons & husband, James of Philadelphia

Garett Strickland of Kingston

Grandchildren Gage, Seth, Whitney, Sophie, Camille and Calleigh

Brothers Steve Humphreys & wife, Vicki of Kingston

Mike Humphreys & wife, Lynn of Kingston

Brian Humphreys & wife, Anita of Knoxville

Brothers-in-law Ed Strickland & wife, Menda of Durham, NC

Jimmy Strickland & wife, Rosemary of Durham, NC

Allen Strickland & wife, Fran of Creedmoor, NC

Doug Strickland & wife, Debbie of Youngsville, NC

Sister-in-law Kaye Barber & husband, James of Las Vegas, NV

Special Friends Gwen, Debbie and Lynn

A host of extended family & friends

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Monday, April 4, 2016 at Southwest Point Baptist Church with funeral service to follow at 7:00 pm, in the church sanctuary with Bro. Gage Patterson & Rev. Larry Bolden officiating. Graveside service will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, at Kingston Memorial Gardens. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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