Alvin Lee Poore

July 8, 1938 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 81)


ALVIN LEE POORE,  age 81 of Riceville, Tenn. passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, at his residence. He was a native of Knoxville, Tenn, resident of McMinn County for 50 years, a son of the late Steve and Mable Poore and preceded in death by Sister: Frances Palmer. He retired from Easterly's Home Decorating Inc. after 35 years service. He was a Board member of Riceville Utilites , former member of Athens Lions Club, Charter member of Riceville Volunteer Fire Dept. and a member of East Athens Baptist Church. 

Survivors include:

  • Wife 61 years: Phyllis Kaye Mitchell Poore of Riceville, Tenn., 
  • Son and Daughter-in-law: Phillip and Marcia Poore of Cleveland, Tenn.
  • Three Daughters and Sons-in-law: Karen and Glade Willis of Athens, Tenn., Peggy and Darrell Darnbush of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Laura and Tim Brogden of Cleveland, Tenn.,   
  • Brother and sister-in-law: Wayne and Carla Poore of  Knoxville, Tenn.,
  • Nine Grandchildren,
  • Six Great Grandchildren   
  • Nieces and nephews. 

Funeral service will be 7:00 P.M. Monday, August 19, 2019 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Robertson and Rev. Mike Dannel.

Interment will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 Monday in the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be sons-in-law and grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of our son: Phillip Poore to the Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summitt Hill Dr. Suite 101 Knoxville, Tenn. 37902. 

The family would like thank Hospice of Chattanooga and especially Amber and Felicia for all their care.

Condolences may be sent to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

To send flowers to Alvin's family, please visit our floral section.


August 19, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
August 19, 2019

7:00 PM
Athens, Cleveland, Knoxville, Murfreesboro, Riceville, Tenn, Tenn.<

August 20, 2019

10:00 AM
Cedar Grove Cemetery


Pat Summitt Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Dr Suite #1101, Knoxville TN 37902

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