Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Clarence "Dick" Richard Towe

February 16, 1934June 23, 2020

C. Richard "Dick" Towe, age 86, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 23,2020. He was a former member of Niles Ferry Baptist Church (Greenback) and is a current member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Dick was a decorated veteran of Korean War with 2 Bronze Stars and a member of the Korean War Veterans Association. Dick retired from Robertshaw Controls Company after 41 years of service.

Preceded in death by parents, William Towe and Georgia Sentell Towe; brothers, Bill and Bobby Towe; two half brothers, Sandford and Jerry Towe and sister in law, Pat Towe of Georgia.

Dick is survived by sister-in-law, Ella Towe, of Knoxville; half brothers, Ronald Towe of Knoxville and Tim Towe, of London, Ohio; nieces and nephews of California and Knoxville.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the parlors of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville and process to East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Hwy, for an 11:30 AM graveside service officiated by Rev. Dana Fachman with military honors. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com


  • Willaim Towe, Father (deceased)
  • Georgia Sentell Towe, Mother (deceased)
  • Bill Towe, Brother (deceased)
  • Bobby Towe, Brother (deceased)
  • Sanford Towe, Half Brother (deceased)
  • Jerry Towe, Half Brother (deceased)
  • Pat Towe, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Ella Towe, Sister-in-law
  • Ronald Towe, Half Brother
  • Tim Towe, Half Brother
  • Dick is also survived by nieces and nephews of California and Knoxville


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Clarence "Dick" Richard Towe

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Ella Towe

June 29, 2020

I'm writing for my mother Ella Towe. She will be 90 this September and its very difficult for her to go anyplace. We also feel it would not be a safe to take her out due to her many unstable health issues. However, she wanted to express she is sad to hear of Dick's passing. She remembers him as a good brother to Bill and a kind brother in law to her. Even though they rarely saw one another after Billy's death and before her hearing got so bad (even with Hearing aids) he would call to chat and ask how she was. Mother is very sorry she is not able to attend Dick's service. Also my half brother Brian Towe, Dick's nephew , expresses his deepest sympathy, as do I. Becky Sweat
Revelation 21:4