John Isaac Earnest III, 70, of Bristol, TN, passed away September 7, 2013, at Life Care Center of Gray due to complications of a stroke.
He was the son of the late John I. Earnest Jr. and Louise Spears Earnest, of Maryville, TN.
He was a 1960 graduate of Everett High School, Maryville, TN, and a 1965 graduate of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
Survivors include 4 sons, 6 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Carol and husband, Jim Stambaugh of Knoxville, Mary Lynn and husband, Glenn Northcutt, of Oak Ridge.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Avoca Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Avoca Christian Church, 2417 Volunteer Pkwy., Bristol, TN 37620.
The Cremation Society of Northeast Tennessee is serving the family.