Carl Henry Boruff, 89, of Athens, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his residence surrounded by family. A native of Knoxville and a resident of McMinn County since 1967, he was the son of the late Rufus Daniel and Nancy Southerland Boruff. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Fannie Rhea Boruff, whom he cherished for 68 years (October 30th, 2019); brothers, Elvin Boruff, Robert Boruff, Claude Boruff, Rufus David (Junior) Boruff; sisters, Lucille Henry, Bertha Emerson, and Leona Richesin.
He was an active member of Woodward Avenue Church of God for fifty-four years where he served as Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Carl was a faithful servant to his Lord and Savior measured by the life he lived in Christ. His life was full of helping others, a love for travel, and forever working in his yard.
He was the owner of Quality Contractors Vinyl Siding, LLC. Prior to this, he was an integral member of Alfred's IGA Management Team and was widely known and beloved in the community as "Uncle Carl".
Carl is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Coy Sharp of Athens, Sheila and Matthew Cook of Athens; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis Boruff of Athens, Gary and Christine Boruff of Newtown Square, PA; grandchildren, Angela Duggan, Athens, Michael Sharp, Jacksonville, FL, Russell Sharp, Murfreesboro, TN, David Boruff, Athens, Lauren Stansberry, Nashville, TN, Elizabeth Boruff, Newtown Square, PA; great-grandchildren, Matthew Duggan, Andrew Duggan, Hannah Duggan, Addison Sharp, Morgan Sharp, Grace Sharp; and great-great grandchild, Emri Duggan.
Funeral services will be held at Woodward Avenue Church of God, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2 pm with pastor Herschell Baker officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm, Saturdaybefore the service, held at the church. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The interment will be held at McMinn Memory Gardens immediately following the service.
For the safety of friends and family, COVID-19 guidelines will be followed including face masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing and seating 8 feet apart. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Carl-Boruff Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
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