Charles “Chuck” Emmett Williford

Charles “Chuck” Emmett Williford, 69, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. He spent his last days in the company of family and friends including his wife of 48 years, Sherry Williford, and their sons, Joseph Nevada Williford and John Jeremiah Williford.

He was born in Roane County, Tenn. to his parents, Oscar Brown and Mary Lou Dunaway Williford. Chuck joined the U.S. Air Force as a young man and attended community college afterward. He enjoyed living in different parts of the country with his family, spending several years in Kansas and Georgia before settling down in Rhea County.

He loved reading, music, and spending time with his family and friends. He adored his six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was blessed with health and wealth for the greatest portion of his life, but he cherished his faith, family, and friends above all else.

He considered his faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the companionship of his loving wife, Sherry, to be his greatest treasures during his 69 years on this earth. As a spiritual man, he endeavored to live a simple life in service to God.

He fought a good fight. He finished his course. He kept the faith. May he rest in peace.

The family will receive friends at Evans Mortuary on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. A graveside service will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood, Tenn., with Pastor Robert Laymance officiating.

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Evans Mortuary of Rockwood, Tenn., is serving the family of Charles Emmett Williford.