OBITUARY

Floyd D. Carey

July 18, 1936January 10, 2019
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Floyd Dwaine Carey, 82, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 10, 2019. A graduate of Fulton High School and a lifelong resident of Knoxville, he retired as a sergeant from the Knoxville Police Department in 1990 after over 28 years of service. He had previously served in the U.S. Army.

At age 13, he was baptized and joined City View Baptist Church. In recent years, he became a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years Carolynn Sue Lester Carey; daughter Allison Elise Carey, son-in-law Walter Squire, and very special grandson Dashiell Max Carey-Squire; sister June Carey Maples; loving nieces, great nieces and great nephews; and numerous cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank H. Carey and Alice Phillips Carey; brother the Rev. William Thomas (W.T.) Carey and wife LaVerne Johnson Carey; sister Wanda Sue Carey Lett and husband Hugh Lett; brother-in-law Robert Lynn (R.L.) Maples; special nephew Frank Harold Carey; nephew-in-law Tony Evans; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Special thanks go to his physician and friend of many years Dr. Robert Alley; to special friend Yvonne Coffey; and to extra special neighbors Larry and Rosie Roach. Thanks also are extended to the doctors and staff of University Cardiology and especially to Nurse Practitioner Kari Self, whose dedication was inspiring.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of Christ United Methodist Church, 7535 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938, or to the charity of your choice.

  • DONATIONS

  • Building Fund of Christ United Methodist Church

Services

20 January

Receiving of Friends and Family

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home

2300 West Adair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918

20 January

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home

2300 West Adair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918

REMEMBERING

Floyd D. Carey

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Lloyd Bales

January 13, 2019

Sue, I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Floyd and I grew up together. We were just a few months apart in age and lived 1 city block apart. Sooo many good memories growing up together. We played together and went to school together. We were best friends. As adults, we ran into each other occasionally and had long talks reminiscing. I will surely miss Floyd.

Kenneth Martin

January 13, 2019

I have known Floyd since the days at Fulton High School and all the years at KPD. Floyd was a good man and a joy to work with. I am so sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Larry & Rosie Roach

January 11, 2019

Sue, we have been blessed to have you and Floyd as our neighbors and our friends for the last 33 years.We will miss Floyd very much .We'll always be here for you.

CWO Chaplain Billy Bates

January 11, 2019

To the Carey Family May the Lord Bless and give you the Peace & His Love durning this Time ! I knew Floyd while I was a Knoxville Police Officer , he was always my friend ! Great Police Officer and it's made me a better man from his friendship ! He will be Missed but never Forgotten ! See you in Heaven One Day my Brother in Christ !!!

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