Robert David Scalf, age 87, of Kingston

Robert David Scalf, age 87, of Kingston passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman. He was born November 18, 1931 in Knoxville. He was a United States Army veteran who served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict. Robert retired in 1992 with over 34 years as a machinist at the Y-12 Nuclear Plant. He enjoyed politics and was an avid gardener. He found great pleasure working around the house and in his shop, but most importantly he loved the Lord. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Lou Chesher Scalf; and parents, Samuel Ollie & Molly Lorena Woods Scalf.


Children Robert Neil Scalf & wife, Susan of Kingston

Teresa Dawn Pitts of McMinnville

Lynda Thornburg & husband, Ed of Kingston

Martin Lee Scalf of Kingston

Grandchildren David & Macky Collette of McMinnville

Jeff Byrge of McMinnville

Derek Bowdoin of McMinnville

7 Great-grandchildren

Very Special Friend Betty Wright of Kingston

A host of extended family and friends

The family would like to thank the nurses & staff of Roane Medical Center for all their special care & attention during Robert’s last hospital stay.

A private graveside service will be held at Kingston Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online register book can be signed at Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of local arrangements.

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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