December 30, 1932 - October 29, 2021
Johnnie Ernest Cawood, age 88, of Blountville, TN passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Johnnie was the eleventh child of Alexander Warren and Ida Belle Scott Cawood, born in the Hickory Tree Community on December 29, 1932. Johnnie was raised on the family farm and was also employed by Raytheon, Electrolux and Sperry. He retired from the Sullivan County School Board Maintenance Department on June 30, 1995. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country in Germany. Johnnie was preceded in death by his first wife, Jennie Combs Cawood on June 13, 1988 after 30 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters and their spouses: Reford L. Cawood and wife, Esther; Scott Cawood and wife, Florence; Dame Cawood and wife, Celia; Archibald Cawood and wife, Luella; A. W. Cawood; Edra Simcox and husband, Ernest; Merle Morrell and husband, Odie; Maggie Buchanan and husband, Bill; Jessie Potts and husband, Kent and Nola Morrell and husband, Virgil. Survivors include his devoted wife of 28 years, Betty McLain Cawood; sister-in-law, Evelyn Cawood; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends. Also surviving is a very special nephew, Earl D. Buchanan. Johnnie and Betty were very active members of Charity Baptist Church in Blountville until illness forced them to stay at home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 1, 2021 in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Salyer and Rev. Perry Cleek officiating. Burial will follow in Crumley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Hodge, Jeff McLain, David Combs, Don Pickle, Earl Buchanan and Evan Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be Don McLain, Gary McLain Clayton Cawood, Paul Cawood, Stephen Burke, Grayson Burke and Jerry Morrell. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Charity Baptist Church, 123 Oak St., Blountville, TN 37617. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800 is honored to serve the Cawood family.
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