Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home & Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN


Delores Frost Searcy

April 5, 1933July 4, 2019

Delores (Dee) Frost Searcy, born April 5, 1933 in Luttrell, TN peacefully gained her independence from this world to join her late husband on Independence Day, July 4, 2019. Dee graduated from Knoxville High School in 1950 and later graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts at the University of Tennessee. She worked as secretary to the Chairman Department, Romance Languages at the University of Tennessee as an undergraduate and later as a stenographer for the FBI and Y-12. She married Charles (Charlie) E. Searcy on March 18, 1954 and once he graduated college, Dee spent her time as a stay at home wife and mom for 11 years before beginning her teaching career. She received her MS in education at the University of Tennessee in 1979 and taught in North Carolina then Knoxville at Bearden Junior High, Holston High, and Fulton High. She was a member of Protestant and Methodist churches in PA, NC, and Knoxville, TN. Her hobbies included golf, bridge, bowling, boating, designing houses, and collecting dolls and antiques. Dee was preceded in death by parents, Edward L. and Ida Mae Frost; infant brother, Eddie Lynn Frost; husband, Charles (Charlie) E. Searcy; son, Bradley (Chip) A. Searcy. She is survived by son, Barry (Chuck) C. Searcy; grandsons, Aaron, Zach, Logan, and Ian Searcy; great grandchildren, Lucas and Jaelyn Searcy. A private service for immediate family will be held at Berry Lynnhurst Cemetery where she will be laid to rest alongside her late husband.


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Dazie Max

July 22, 2019

I use to ride my banana seat bicycle everyday past one of the coolest homes I’d ever seen when I was 9 and had just moved to Belmont West. I picked that path on purpose just to see the house. It had that Swiss Miss, Heidelberg feel to it. And it was by the neighborhood pool, haha. I met the young man who lived there because he was a cool dude and would be out riding a unicycle which was also cool. His name was Chuck, he was 11. We just passed each other busy with our own lives but I saw him all the time. Decades later , we are close friends and I’ve learned so much more about that house in Belmont West and the talented and highly intelligent woman who designed it, Dee Searcy. She is, was and will always be a beautiful woman with the most gorgeous hair I’ve ever seen . She smiled so pretty like the many dolls she collected . She was graceful and independent all the way. Aloha oi Dee, it was my humble pleasure to sit and talk story about so many great subjects . Love you, Dazie

Lynn Zorn

July 21, 2019

Dear Chuck and grand children, Our family loved your mother and father. We had such wonderful times with your family and appreciate all their generosity, kindness, friendship and love. Peace and love, Lynn, Billy and Betty