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Roy “Lee” Gillenwater, Jr.

• Oct 26, 2019 at 11:17 AM

ERWIN - Roy “Lee” Gillenwater, Jr., 50, of Erwin, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019 after a courageous lifelong battle with diabetes. He was born in Erwin to Roy Lee Gillenwater, Sr., and the late Edna Harris Bailey.

Those left to cherish Lee’s memory include his dad and step-mom, Roy Lee and Melanie Gillenwater, sisters: Chasidy Holloway, Christy King, Nikki Peterson-Witt; brothers: Stephen Gillenwater and his wife Astrid, Josh Peterson and his wife Holly; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Lee will be missed by anyone who knew him.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the entire staff at Duncan Mechanical, the Erwin Police Dept., Unicoi County Sheriff’s Dept., and all the EMT’s, Dr. Jason Colinger and all the other medical staff’s throughout the years, for the loving care shown to Lee and his family.

The family will greet friends to share memories on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 5:00 pm until a Celebration of Lee’s life at 7:00 pm at First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 312 S. Main Street, Erwin, TN 37650 with Pastor Bryan Campbell officiating. A private Graveside service will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.mtnempirecbs.com. Mountain Empire Cremation and Burial Services 126 E. Jackson Blvd #3, Jonesborough, TN. 37659 (423-547-0379) is honored to serve the Gillenwater family.

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