Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Joyce Agnes Rudder

27 June , 193411 October , 2019

Joyce Agnes Rudder, age 85, of South Knoxville, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Joyce was a lifelong member of Valley Grove Baptist Church. She retired from Johnson's Interiors after many years of service. Preceded in death by husband, Gene Rudder; parents, Horace and Delania Rose and brother, Ruble Rose. Survivors include daughter, Gale Headrick (Carl); sons, Donnie Rudder (ex-wife, Betsy), Mickey Rudder (Lori Jo); grandchildren, Karla (Chris) Halcomb, Neal Headrick, Brittney Rudder (Chris Thedy), Spencer (Danielle) Rudder, Parker Rudder (fiancée Alexis), Seth and Zoie Jo Rudder; great grandchildren, Holden Halcomb, Violet Thedy and Chaselynn Rudder; nephews, Wayne and Terry Magee, Joe and Rick Rudder. Family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Berry Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Berry Funeral Home and will proceed in procession at 12:30 PM to Chilhowee Cemetery in Seymour for a 1:00 PM graveside service officiated by Rev. Eddie Christenberry Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920


  • Visitation Wednesday, 16 October , 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, 17 October , 2019


Joyce Agnes Rudder

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Greg Bales

16 October 2019

Joyce Rudder was always a loving and caring soul, who in a time of need opened her heart and home to me. I feel honored to have ever had her in my life and a unpayable debt for her kindness. She will always be remembered for the love she extended to all us boys that Mickey and Donnie dragged home. I love you guys and I loved your mom just like she was mine own. We will never forget her love she showed to us all.