Jesse William Bise

December 2, 1931October 30, 2012

Bise, Jesse William “Bill”, age 80, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully the morning of October 30, 2012. He was retired from Knoxville Utility Board with over 40 years of service, a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, and was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was a loving husband, wonderful father, and devoted friend. An avid outdoorsman, he loved camping, hunting and golf. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Eula Bise; daughter, Deedie Luttrell; sisters, Bonnie Poe and Linda Carr. He is survived by and deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Ellie; daughters, Robin Addis (Dale), Tracey Bise, Jenny Snodgrass (Beau); grandchildren, Courtney, Katie, Mitch, Casey, Patrick, Molly, Jesse, Mei Grace, Elle, and Jackson; great-grandchildren, Molly, Carter, Travis, and Kane; niece, Sandi; and nephews, Paul and Mark; brother-in-law, Bernard Poe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church of Ft. City, 5364 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37918 or Alzheimer’s Association, 2720 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm Thursday in the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with a 7 pm funeral service to follow with Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 am Friday at Caledonia Cemetery, 708 Graves Rd., Strawberry Plains, TN for the graveside service at 11 am. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Dr. Tchad Griffin & Alisa Tiller FNP, & Staff, NPG

November 15, 2012

We are sorry to hear of Mr. Bise's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Cindy and Kira

November 7, 2012

Tracey, Molly, Jesse and Mei Grace, We just learned of your loss so sorry . . . we wish we could have been there for you. We love you and will keep you and your family in our prayers.

November 4, 2012

Bill was always kind to me, I have many fond memories of him and your family.
Dusty Irwin

David and Elaine Womack

November 3, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bill Bise. May God give you strength, comfort, love, and peace now and in the days to come.

Martha Woods-Burkhart

November 3, 2012

Ella Mae I'm so sorry for your family's lost. I thought the world of Bill. But he is a peace now. Wish I could be there with you but money is tight. So remember you and your family are in my thoughts.

Dru Maples

November 2, 2012

Ellie, Robin, Tracey, and Jenny....My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I have very fond memories of him. With deepest sympathy.
Dru Maples

Lisa and Lauren Day

November 2, 2012

Tracey and all the Bise Family: Lauren and I send our love. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days.

Valerie Storm Dobson

November 2, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brenda Mynatt

November 1, 2012

Ella Mae & Family, So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He is home now with Dedee, Mamaw Woods, Aunt Zella, my Mom and Dad and so many others, but best of all he is with Jesus. It won't be much longer and we will all be there.
We are not going to make it tonight. Kathy & I are sick and Connie has to work. Just know that we are thinking about you and we love you. Brenda, Connie and Kathy (Kline) My phone number is 247-6394 call us if we can do anything.

Carolyn Berryhill

November 1, 2012

Tracey - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Know that I'm thinking of you.