Weaver Funeral Home

5815 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN


Brent Alan Roth

April 13, 1973February 17, 2020

Brent Alan Roth, age 46 of Knoxville, born on April 13, 1973, passed away on February 17, 2020. Brent was an employee of the Knoxville Fire Department for 17 years where he was commonly referred to as “Smiley”. He enjoyed helping family and friends. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing with his father and older brother and more recently enjoyed traveling with his mother. He attended Arrowhead Church of God of Prophecy. Preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Donald W. Roth. Survived by mother, Sharon Cross Roth; sister, Kellie Roth; brother, Douglas Roth, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, special friends and neighbors who loved Brent. Brent was the sweetest and kindest person and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Visitation will be at Weaver’s Chapel Sunday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Family and friends will meet Monday, at 12:45pm at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, 1501 Bethel Valley Rd for a 1:00 pm graveside service. Officiating, Pastor Terry Barnwell and Chaplain Paul Trumpore. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Knoxville Firefighter’s Family Support Group, c/o Knoxville Firefighter FCU, 5207 Schubert Rd., Knox., TN 37912 Condolences are welcome at weaverfuneralservices.com Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921


  • Visitation Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 24, 2020


Brent Alan Roth

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Kristi Moyers

February 24, 2020

I grew up with Brent, pretty much went all through school with him and was friends with him and his family. Brent was such a amazing kind man always hug me and smiled everytime I saw him even after high school. Many thoughts and prayers prayers go out to Sharon, Doug , Kelley and the rest of the family. Rest In Peace my dear ol friend you will be missed!!

Kristie Teffetteller

February 24, 2020

Brent was a life-long friend and a neighbor. He was always so helpful to us. He helped my grandparents in their later years and then me when I moved in after their passing. We moved a little over two years ago and he would still come and help me! He was truly a giving person. This is a picture I took of my boys with Brent on the day we moved. Thank you Brent for your generous helping hands Rest in peace my friend.
Kristie, Kameron and Keegan Teffetteller; Doris Teffetteller

mary burnell

February 24, 2020

I did not know Mr. Roth but I was touched as I drove through Solway today. I saw the 3 engines and the crew on the roadside paying tribute and then the engines escorting the fallen firefighter to his final rest. Of course I and others pulled over in the southern tradition to pay our respects. God bless.

Nick McBride

February 24, 2020

Our deepest sympathy.

Nick McBride and staff
Knox County Register of Deeds

Beulah Sexton

February 23, 2020

Brent was a wonderful man, who I knew in his younger years! Praying for Sharon & family! May God wrap his loving arms around you all !

Stephen Lee

February 23, 2020

Brent was a gentle giant. He had one of the kindest disposition I have ever been around. We cut up and played pranks on each other for several years at the fire station. I even painted his fingernails blue while he slept one time. He woke up and almost got mad , he did say he was going to kill me as he chuckled and headed to try to get the polish off. His first shift we had two line laying house fires in South Knoxville. I gave him a hard time over it but he just smiled and chuckled. I guess within a week or so he was nicknamed SMILEY. No matter what went on he always just smiled and chuckled. We played board games, watched movies and for a while he was champion of the out side washer game. (Kinda like corn hole but with big metal washers) . Man im going to miss my friend, He made this life a happier place and the fire station alot of fun. Rest in peace brother, Stephen Lee

Stacey Hammond(Cagle)

February 23, 2020

I went to school with his brother Doug and I knew him when he worked for my dad at Cagle Waste Handling Systems. He was always a very sweet person. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for Gods comfort at this difficult time.

Stacy Pettiford

February 23, 2020

I had the prevlaged to know Brent,I met Brent in history class at KHS he was a great guy and yes always smiling he'll be missed to soon brother RIP.

Jeff Cole

February 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss my dad work for KFC before he retired

David Denton

February 22, 2020

Praying for your family during this difficult time. May God supply comfort and healing.
David Denton & Family