Jackson Kent Witherspoon

March 28, 1973October 30, 2012

Witherspoon, Jackson Kent – age 39, died suddenly on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. He graduated in 1991 from Doyle High School and in 1999, he graduated from UT Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping Design. Kent was the owner of Sycamore Lawn and Landscape for 10 years. He enjoyed kayaking, hiking and anything outdoors. Preceded in death by aunt and uncle, Charlie and Pasty Aytes; cousin, Tracy Green; and half brother, Mark Witherspoon. He is survived by loving mother, Jenny Witherspoon; half brother, Ben Witherspoon; half sisters, Amy, Nikki and Katie Witherspoon; father, Jack Witherspoon; cousins, Lizzie Green and John Aytes; partner, Jennifer England; and cat, Buddy. He will be sorely missed by a multitude of friends for his charismatic charm and character. Family and friends will meet at 11am, Saturday, November 3, 2012 for graveside services at Seven Island Cemetery, Seven Islands Road, Knoxville, TN 37920. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Smokies, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, Tennessee 37764-7660, or by going to their website Condolences may be offered at


  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jackson Kent Witherspoon

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James Thompson

November 21, 2012

Jen, I just don't know what to say...I'm really torn up over Kent's passing. My prayers are with you and his family. He was a great guy. I'm glad that I was privileged to know him.

Bobbie Scull

November 10, 2012

I've just heard about Kent and am shocked and saddened. My thoughts and prayers are especially with Jennie.

Barbara Brinkley

November 8, 2012

Lew and I send thoughts and prayers of deepest sympathy to Jenny. It's been too many years since we spent some time with you and Kent on game weekends with Danny. Lew & Barbara Brinkley

Julie Crisp

November 6, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Kent's death. He was a great person and I am sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers, Julie Wyrick Crisp

Emily Callaway

November 5, 2012

I have not seen Kent in many years,but went to UT with Kent. I have such great memories of Kent! I can see his smile,hear his laughter. Just the sight of him coming lit up the room. My goodness he could make you laugh--good times hiking and hanging out. Truly my deepest sympathies for the family!

November 4, 2012

I am shocked and saddened to hear about Kent. He was such a nice man. He helped my Mom for many years. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends, family, and loved ones. He will truly be missed!

Maureen Newton

Chris Miller

November 4, 2012

My condolences to the family for Kent's passing. May God be with you in this time.

Michele Newton Neal

November 4, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of Kent's passing. He was wonderful to my Mother. I only met Kent a few times, but I could tell he was a special person. He will be greatly missed. Our sympathies go out to all his friends and family.

November 3, 2012

One of the most entertaining people I know. Through High School and our life, Kent has been a good friend and person. He will be missed, all our love, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family and friends. LOVE YA MAN!

Spanky LaSorsa

Scott and Lisa Starbuck

November 3, 2012

Jenny, We were so very sorry to hear this sad news. We are thinking of you. God bless.