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Hammonds Cemetery
Wednesday May 15th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm

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Donald "Don" Joe Harrill

DONALD J. "DON" HARRILL,  age 71 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. He was born in Madisonville, Tenn., longtime resident of McMinn County and a son of the late Richard Harrill, Sr. and Annie Etheleen Stephens Harrill. He was owner and operator of Don Harrill Builders for over 40 years. He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Athens.

Survivors include:

  • Wife of 48 years: Jean Hackney Harrill of Athens, Tenn.,
  • Two Daughters and son-in-law: Christy and Tony Martin of  Knoxville, Tn.;  Paula Crossland of Gallatin, Tenn. 
  • Two Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Richard Harrill, Jr. and Sharon Harrill of Athens, Tenn., Eugene and Ann Harrill of Knoxville, Tenn., 
  • Sister: Loretta and A. G. Smith of Athens, Tenn.,
  • Three Granddaughters:  Emma Grace Martin, Riley Kate Martin, and Morgan Crossland,
  • Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home.

Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 16, 2019 in McMinn Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:30 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Athens Building Fund 305 Ingleside Dr., Athens, Tenn. 37303.

Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Don-Harrill.

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

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So sorry for your loss, thinking of all the family and friends, prayers for all!!!

Helen Stephens May 24 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of Don's passing.. Your families will be in my prayers for strength, comfort, and, finally peace. May our Heavenly Father be with and bless you all.

Louise D May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Mr. Harrill was a talented builder. He took our hand drawn sketches on a piece of note book paper and built a home for us. We are so sad to hear of his passing.

Tonia and Brandon Watters May 16 2019 12:00 AM


KENNY HUTSELL May 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald "Don" Harrill

Trina Ammons and Harold Ammons May 15 2019 12:00 AM

Jean, praying for you and your family.

Allen and Patty Grisham May 15 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Don was such a nice man. Our prayers continue for you.

Darla Laudermilk Hilliard & Shelby Jean French May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Christy & family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.
Tamra, John, Ryan & Caleb Hill

Tamra May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you Christy and all your family.

Emily Baker May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Jean, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I am praying that God will wrap His arms of Comfort and Peace around you and your family in the days ahead.

Sissy Adams(Darlenes sister) May 14 2019 12:00 AM

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