Timothy John Boya
Boeing employee; member of Solway Baptist Church
Timothy John Boya, 29, of Solway, died Sunday, March 16, 2003.
He was a member of the Solway Baptist Church and worked for Boeing's Oak Ridge plant.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, William Hiram Hackney, Theodore Lars and Frederick Boya Sr.
Survivors include a daughter, Taylor Kay Woods of Burnet, Texas; parents, Ted A. and Deborah Boya Hackney of Solway; grandmothers, Helen Roseanna Hackney and Ellen Elizabeth Boya both of Knoxville; two brothers, Alan Henry Hackney and Otis Ted Hackney and wife, Ashley all of Knoxville.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Solway Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow at Lebanon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Willard Marcus Bostic
Retired from Florida company
Willard Marcus Bostic, 85, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
He was born April 19, 1917, in Glennville, Ga., the son of Joseph Millard Bostic and Sussie Elizabeth Albert Bostic, both now deceased.
He retired from the City of Hialeah, Fla., where he was a building and maintenance supervisor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dorothy May Reading Bostic; a stepson, Tony Thomas of Oak Ridge; stepdaughters, Bonnie Coutant of Oak Ridge and Dinah Watkins of Kansas City, Kan.; and by six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated and no services are planned.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Briarcliff Health Care Center, in care of Mildred Parrott, 100 Elmhurst Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Weatherford Mortuary handled the arrangements.
Luther C. Wilson Sr.
Active in Main Street Baptist Church
Luther C. Wilson Sr., 91, of Lake City, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City, where he served as deacon, trustee, treasurer, song leader, Sunday School director and teacher, and Training Union director. He was also a member of Coal Creek Masonic Lodge, No. 492, F&AM in Lake City.
He was the co-owner of Wilson's Grocery in Lake City and was a founder of the North Anderson County Utility District, which was chartered in 1959. He served as manager until his retirement in 1979.
Born Sept. 18, 1911, in Campbell County, he was the son of William Johnson and Maggie Cooper Wilson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served with the 258th Engineer Combat Battalion in the European Theater.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hatmaker Wilson, who died in 1976, a sister, Ruby Foster, two brothers, Clyde Wilson and Winfrey Wilson, a stepson, David Robertson, and a step-grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Robertson Wilson; three daughters and their husbands, Jane and C.W. Boggs and Mary Lynn and Alex Foust, all of Lake City, and Barbara and William H. Lee of Oak Ridge; a son and his wife, L.C. Wilson Jr. and Susie Wilson of Oak Ridge; eight grandchildren, Denise Miller of Lake City, Matthew Boggs of Fayetteville, Ga., Brian Foust of Conyers, Ga., Leanne Coker of Knoxville; and Kent Lee, Clark Lee, Jennifer Wilson and Todd Wilson, all of Oak Ridge; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a brother and his wife, Ben H. and Ollie Wilson of Lake City; four stepsons, Everette Robertson and his wife, Doris, and Roger Robertson and his wife, Faye, all of LaFollette, Donald Robertson and his wife, Connie, of Decatur, Ga., and Phillip Robertson of Powell; and by seven step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City with the Rev. Wayne Phillips and Rev. Brian Foust officiating.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City. The Campbell County Honor Guard will conduct military rites.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Main Street Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 405, Lake City, TN 37769.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City is in charge of arrangements.
Henry William Morgan
Retired AEC employee
Henry William Morgan, 76, of Townsend, died Monday, March 15, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Morgan was retired from the Atomic Energy Commission in Oak Ridge. The AEC was a Department of Energy predecessor agency.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 10, 1922, the son of Henry and Tonda Morgan, both now deceased. He held degrees from St. John's College and the University of Minnesota.
In addition to his position at AEC, he was a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee.
His interests included ham radios, flying and astronomy.
Mr. Morgan was instrumental in the renovation of the planetarium at Heritage High School in Blount County, his family said, and he had been a member of the Skyranch.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jon Morgan; two daughters, Patricia Morgan of San Francisco, Calif., and Mary V. Morgan of Knoxville; three sons, Paul Morgan and his wife, Mary Morgan, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Bill Morgan and his wife, Kary Morgan, of Maryville, and Brenden Morgan of Wakefield, R.I.; and his grandsons, Tom and Mike Morgan of Cincinnati.
Mr. Morgan is also survived by his stepchildren, John Ronald and Rebecca Lynn Yarbrough.
His first wife, Caryl Edmonds Morgan, is deceased.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight, March 18, in the chapel of Highland West Funeral Home, Interstate 40 at Pellissippi Parkway, Knoxville.
A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Julius will officiate.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Heritage High School Planetarium, in care of Robert Orr, 4829 Mullendore St., Maryville, TN 37804.
Jack Hunter Goodwin
Retired Union Carbide operations head
Jack Hunter Goodwin, 79, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospice in Halls.
Born May 10, 1923, in Wysox, Pa., he was the son of Archibald W. and Frances Allen Goodwin of Bradford County, Pa. He was graduated from Towanda High School in 1941 and received a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University in 1944. He also did graduate work in engineering at Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee.
In 1944, Mr. Goodwin moved to Oak Ridge as a young soldier in the Special Engineering Detachment that was formed to support the Manhattan Project. Soon after, he was joined in Oak Ridge by his then fiancee, Ruth "Ricky" Van Gaasbeck, whom he married on May 11, 1945. After World War II, Mr. Goodwin continued to work at the K-25 site for Union Carbide Nuclear Division, becoming the head of the instrument maintenance division.
He joined Union Carbide International in 1961 and was transferred to Siracusa, Sicily, where he helped open and stabilize a new plant constructed as part of a Union Carbide joint venture in Italy. He subsequently moved to Milan, Italy, where he worked as a technical director for Carbide. In 1968, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where he ultimately assumed responsibility for all of Carbide's process chemical operations in Western Europe.
After a brief period of working at Carbide headquarters in New York, Mr. Goodwin moved to Taipei, Taiwan, where he oversaw the construction and operation of a new facility developed in a Sino-American joint venture. His love for Taiwan and its people was evident in his decision to stay in that county for 10 years after his retirement in 1977.
He and his wife returned to Oak Ridge in 1987. Throughout his life, Mr. Goodwin was actively involved in political, civic, social and church activities, as well as in performing his popular role as general fixer-upper and handyman to friends and structures around the city. In the early days of Oak Ridge, he was involved in the founding and growth of many organizations in the community including the Oak Ridge Community Playhouse, which he helped move to the new location in Jackson Square, and served as president, occasional actor, and stage manager. He was a founding member and past president of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church and a member of the Community Chest, now the Red Cross. He was proud to have lead the first fundraising campaign that exceeded its target.
He also played a leading role in the early civil rights movement helping to desegregate facilities in Oak Ridge. He was also active in Oak Ridge Citizens for Higher Education and supported the movement for a permanent Oak Ridge campus for Roane State Community College. He was active in the movement to build the Peace Bell, and helped organize the 50th reunion for the Special Engineering Detachment.
He was a strong supporter of Tennesseans for Choice, the League of Women Voters and the Tennesseans for Fair Taxation.
He and his wife were married for nearly 50 years at the time of her death. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Archie Goodwin.
Mr. Goodwin is survived by two children, Linda Goodwin Fei of Saint Paul, Minn., and John J. "Jeff" Goodwin of Yardley, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Jessica Goodwin Abbott of Flemington, N.J., John Goodwin Jr. of Yardley, and Elizabeth Fei of Saint Paul.
He is also survived by his siblings, Alma Josbena of Towanda, Don and Lila Goodwin of Medina, N.Y., Marjory and Norman Aten of Hughesville, Pa., Barbara and Herbert "Bud" Yanofsky of Lake Wesauking, Pa., and Walter and Bobbie Goodwin of Coalfield; and by numerous friends who have been members of his extended family for many years.
A service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. A reception will follow.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, or to Roane State Community College Foundation, 276 Patton Lane, Rockwood, TN 37854.
Earl Ralph Justice
Member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church
Earl Ralph Justice, 71, a resident of the Sugar Grove Valley community in Roane County, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003.
He was an active member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. According to his family, he was so proud to be saved and he loved giving his tithe and offering. Each spring he would get a handful of Friends Day cards and ask friends and neighbors to be with him on friends day at the church. He had lots of friends and he was blessed because of friends he had made on his on merit.
He considered Howard and Joyce Deitz, Linda Mitchell and children Shane and Melissa May, and children Tommy and Imogene Marney, and Walt and Donna Stanford, all of Sugar Grove Valley, as special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh William Justice and Margaret Hammond Justice, a brother, Billy Bert Justice, and a nephew, Johnny H. Patterson, who was killed in the Vietnam War.
Mr. Justice is survived by three brothers and their wives, Tommy H. and Rutheta Justice of Harriman, Donald K. and Wilma Justice of Nashville, and Marvin P. and Doris Justice of the Fairview community in Roane County; and three sisters and their husbands, Peggy Elenora and Lester Justice of Oak Ridge, Reba Lou and Charlie Farmer of Kingston, and Patricia and Hoover Gann of Oliver Springs.
He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Laura Childs and Blaine Adcock, both of Coalfield, Dot Hammond of Gouverneur, N.Y., Mrs. Howard Hammond of Crossville, Clara and Pete Falafario of Goffstown, N.H., and Lois Justice of Oak Ridge; and by several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. Garvan Walls and the Rev. Keith Price officiating. Burial will be at Oliver Springs Cemetery.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Print Shop, P.O. Box 341, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.