McCarty - Evergreen Funeral Home

7426 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN


Joanne Zirkle

July 22, 1926December 2, 2019

JoAnne Zirkle of New Market passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday December 2, 2019 at the age of 93. She was a resident of Jefferson County and active in the Senior Center in Jefferson City. JoAnne enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, traveling with her husband and dog Penny. She loved being a grandmother to her grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. JoAnne was preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Bernice Scruggs; husband, James R. Zirkle; daughter, Mary Colleen Rogers; brothers, Herbert Eugene Scruggs and Lewis M. Scruggs Jr. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James H. (Rebecca) Zirkle; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn (William) Petty; grandchildren, Wayne Coker, Christy (Matt) Sacra, Teresa (Josh) Johnson and Cindy (Douglas) Edwards and numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Chambers and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday December 8, 2019 from 1-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Matt Sacra officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon Cemetery in Jefferson City. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Heart Association. Condolences may be offered at www.mccartyevergreenfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, December 8, 2019


Joanne Zirkle

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Patricia Gayle Scruggs Rozell

December 14, 2019

Aunt Joanne was a beautiful and elegant lady. She will be missed by family and friends.
Gayle Scruggs Rozell