Charles Herbert Richmond, age 84

Charles Herbert Richmond, age 84, passed away at NHC in Oak Ridge, TN on Sunday, May 15th, 2022. Charles was an elder of First Apostolic Church in Knoxville, TN for over 50 years, and he was also the song leader and superintendent. He became an ordained minister on June 18th, 1967. Charles enjoyed doing mechanic work and restoring antique cars. He loved driving his 18-wheeler.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Dorothy Richmond along with several brothers and sisters.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty Richmond; son, Charles Richmond Jr. and wife Leigh of Powell, TN; daughters, Kathy Williams and Husband Mike of Powell, TN, Debbie Newman and husband Jason of London, TN; brothers, Mayford Richmond and wife Edith of Blount County, TN, Ronnie Richmond and wife Kathy of Sevierville, TN; sisters, Brenda Gregory of Sevierville, TN, Mary Craig of Sevierville, TN, Martha Whaley and husband Larry of Sevierville, TN. He is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many friends, family members, and church family.

The family will receive friends at First Apostolic Church in Knoxville, TN on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and his going-home service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Bishop Billy McCool and Pastor Mark McCool officiating. Friends and family will gather at Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville, TN on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with full Military Honors at his graveside.

Jones Mortuary, LLC. in Clinton, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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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 6:30 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, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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