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Bobby Joe Chrisman

September 9, 1937 — April 27, 2017

Bobby Joe Chrisman, age 79, of Riceville passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  He is a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Nell Chrisman ; a daughter Theresa Jo Youngblood; and three brothers, Donald, Douglas and Hershel Chrisman.

Mr. Chrisman is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gayle Raper Chrisman; two children, Lisa Williams of Smyrna, TN and Alan (Joyce) Chrisman of Pigeon Forge, TN.  He has six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edward Chrisman of Athens.  There are several nieces, nephews and other extended family also surviving.

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There will be a private service only.

Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of the arrangements.

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