2630 Highway 75
BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
Phone: 423-323-3838
Fax: 423-323-3833
John Farner

John R. "Johnny" Farner

July 5, 1935 - February 12, 2020
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Obituary

John R. (Johnny) Farner, 84 at 12:30 am on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 answered his call to go be with the Lord. He was born in Bridgeport, TN. to John W. & Addie Farner.
John was the owner of Johnny’s Shoe Store & Wiseman’s Clothing Store. He had resided in the Tri-Cities area his whole life. He attended Mountain Mission School.
He was preceded in death by his parents; John W. & Addie Farner and three sisters; Cora D. Dollings, Shelby and Joyce, a granddaughter; Brandy Ann Nickels, Carrie and Cecil Swartz.
Johnny was cared for and loved as a teenager, by the Swartz family whom he dearly loved Carrie & Cecil Swartz.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Laura Osborne Farner, three daughters; Charlene Kay Nickels, Susan Denise Webb (Michael) and Rebecca Ann Honigmann (Scott), two sons; John R. Farner, Jr. and Steve Cline, Three grandsons; Johnathan Nickels (Christina), Lance C. Webb (Heather), Steve Cline, Jr., six granddaughters; Lauren C. Webb, Brianna Honigmann, Laura Honigmann, Stacy Stacey, Brooke Cline and Kimberly Cline, two great-grandsons; Ethan Webb and Johnathan Nickels II, five great-granddaughters; Brittany Phillips, Gabe Phillips, Tearstyn Webb, Emma and Gabriella Hinkle and four sisters; Ann L. Osborne, Nora “Tootsie”, Margaret and JoAnn, one brother; Harold and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at East Tennessee Funeral Home 3630 Hwy. 75. Blountville, TN. 37617. Service will follow at 7:00 pm with the Pastor George Hall officiating.
Mr. Farner will be entombed in the Mausoleum of Hope at East Tennessee Cemetery on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN. 38105 or The Church of Jesus 809 W. Main St. Johnson City, TN. 37604

East Tennessee Funeral Home & Cemetery is honored to serve the family of John R. Farner.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    February 15, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    February 15, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    East Tennessee Funeral Home
    Address
    2630 Hwy 75
    BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
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  • Service

    February 15, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    February 15, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    East Tennessee Funeral Home
    Address
    2630 Hwy 75
    BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    East Tennessee Mausoleum
    Address
    2630 Highway 75
    BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
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    Mausoleum of Hope Monday, February 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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Mary

Posted at 05:25pm
I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray the God of all comfort will help you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). Jesus prayed for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would be able to solve all mankind’s problems even if it. (Revelation 21:4,5).
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Donna and Larry Dollings

Posted at 08:51pm
Dear Aunt Ellen and family, We're so sorry to hear about Uncle Johnny's passing. He was a special man. Praying for God's strength for you all,
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Dear Aunt Ellen, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Johnny. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
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