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Upper Spring Creek Cemetery
Friday July 9th, 2021

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Jimmy McCarter

DR. JIMMY L. McCARTER, age 80 of Athens, Tn. passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, Tn.  He was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., resident most of his life of McMinn County, Tenn. a son of the late James and Myrtle Garner McCarter and preceded in death by his Brother: Danny McCarter.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Decatur. Dr. McCarter was called  to Preach at the age of 19 and served many churches in the Knoxville area, McMinn and Meigs County. He was Pastor Emeritus of Zion Hill Baptist Church. After retirement he served many churches as Interim Pastor. He also had served as Chaplain for the McMinn County Sheriff Dept.  Survivors: Wife: Ozella Benson McCarter of Athens, Tenn., Daughter and Son-in-law: Jamie and Dickie Slack of Athens, Tenn., Son and Daughter-in-law: Anthony and Tonya McCarter of Maryville, Tenn., Grandchildren: Kara and Cody McConkey, Kendra Slack,, and Makayla McCarter, Great Grandson: Carter McConkey, Brother and sister-in-law: Tommy and Jerri McCarter of Seymour, Tn. Sister and Brother-in-law: Linda and Bob Haynes  of Knoxville, Tenn. and Sister-in-law: Carolyn McCarter of Powell, Tenn., Three Sisters-in-law: Louise Taylor of Jefferson City, Tenn., Dorthey Norwood of Athens, Tenn. and Ernestine Hicks of Niota, Tenn., several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be 3:00 P.M. Friday, July 9, 2021 in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery with Rev. Cody Casteel, Rev. Justin Brown, and Dickie Slack officiating and The Kenny Hale Family will be singing.  Active pallbearers will be Dickie Slack, Cody McConkey, Tommy McCarter, Cody Casteel, Scott Cass and Don Wilson. There will be no formal visitation. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Jimmy-McCarter  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

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Sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a truly fine Christian man and good backdoor neighbor. Let me know if I can do anything Ozella.

Charlie Simpson Jul 10 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Jimmy's passing. We didn't know that he had been in the hospital. He was a wonderful, loving, caring man and has helped so many. We always enjoyed his company and sharing jokes!!! We loved him and loved talking about the Lord!!! So thankful to know that he is rejoicing on the streets of glory and will never be sick again!! We will miss him as many others will!!! Prayers for the family! Lee Roy & Linda Johnson

Lee and Linda Johnson Jul 10 2021 12:00 AM

Ozella and all the family, our hearts are broken for all of you. Brother Jimmy was so special to us, and had a huge impact on our family. The time we all spent together at Zion Hill are such precious memories that will be etched in our hearts forever. We are praying for all of you, and love you very much. Love, Chris and Susan Hensley, and family.

Chris and Susan Hensley Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

Dr. McCarter was a fine gentleman and a great minister of the gospel. I am sad to learn of his passing, but he has gone to a great reward. May God bless and comfort the family

Barry Self Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

Pastor Jimmy , my childhood pastor, was the perfect example of what a Christian, a child of God should be. He led me to Jesus when I was 13 years old while we were at a youth retreat in Pigeon Forge. He was always helping in any way he could, always there when he was needed, and always had a smile on his face. I am sorry to hear of his passing, but, my goodness, how I know he must be celebrating in Heaven right now!!! He will definitely always be remembered and missed.

Lorrie Cass Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

Family of Dr. Jimmy McCarter, my sincerest condolences for your loss. He was a good person and always so nice to me. I got acquainted with him at McMinn County Sheriff's Dept. I didn't know he was ill & just learned today, he had passed. God bless you all.

June Parham Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to the family.

Autumn Nelson Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

Truly blessed to have had Preacher Jimmy as a part of my life and my families lives growing up. So many memories that he was a part of. He helped lead many of us to the Lord and loved us all like family. It was truly a blessing to know him. He will be missed. Prayers and love to all of his sweet family!

Betsy Cass Decost Jul 8 2021 12:00 AM

What a phenomenal man Jimmy was. I was blessed to call him my pastor for most of my childhood and youth, and even more blessed to call him a friend. Our conversations at Bojangles were always filled with wisdom. He will be greatly missed. Sending prayers and love to Ozella and the rest of the family

Lucas and Emmie Cass Jul 8 2021 12:00 AM

Mr.jimmy when i would see you and Scott cass i would say thank you lord.i always could feel the spirit and the present of God i would always pour my heart out to you and the advice you gave me is coming i love you and.mrs.ozella rest in piece my friend it hurts that i can't be there love love love carol mcdaniel

Carol Mcdaniel Jul 8 2021 12:00 AM

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