Alex S. Hembree, age 70

Alex S. Hembree, age 70, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the North Knoxville Medical Center. He was born on July 6, 1948 in Vasper, TN to the late Hurstle and Zelma Hutchinson Hembree. Alex was a member of the Vasper Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family especially running around with his brother, Louie “Shorty”. Alex was known by many as a joker.  In addition to his parents, Alex is preceded in death by, wife, Debbie Hembree; brothers,  Bill, Lonnie and Mart Hembree.

Survived by:

Son…………Michael Hembree and wife Barbara
Daughter….Vanessa Hembree and fiancé Nathan McCallister
Siblings……..Arnold Hembree and wife Susie
                      Nancy Hopkins
                      Vina Bunch
                      Onda Irwin and husband Charles
Grandchildren….Natalee McCallister, Brandon Hembree, Jordan Hembree and Miranda Hembree
Great Grandchild…..Ella Hembree

The family will receive friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Caryville on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 6-8PM with the funeral service to follow with Rev. Chris Stanley and Rev. David Seals officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:30AM and go in funeral procession to the New Vasper Cemetery for an 11:00AM

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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