Mrs. Irene Caylor White passed away on Jan. 19, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Nancy Leonard, in Greenback, who along with Irene’s youngest son, Eddie Lee, served as primary caregiver for the last 35 months. She was surrounded by her family and friends who will miss her beautiful smile and joyous laughter.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Townsend, to the late Daniel Wesley Caylor and Sarah Jane (Patty) Caylor. She was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church in Madisonville. Having been widowed on three occasions, she was a loving and hardworking caregiver to her six children and to many others.
She was 89 years old.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husbands, John S. (Sam) Duckett, Rayford Lee, Roscoe White; son-in-law, Henry Kidd; son, Steve Alan Duckett; grandson, Steve Alan Duckett II; two brothers, Odis and Raymond Caylor; three sisters, Vola Stooksbury, Hazel Drinnen, Oca M. Carver.
Survivors include: her daughters, Sherry Kidd, Connie (Dennis) Anderson, Nancy (Jim) Leonard;
Two sons, John Duckett, Eddie Lee;
Stepdaughter, Trula (Bill) Bryant;
Stepson, Bobby (Glenna) White;
Several nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful for the professional and compassionate care given by Blount Memorial Hospice and Palliative Care workers.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Jeremy McNally officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at East Maryville Cemetery in Maryville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Island Creek Baptist Church, c/o 301 Badger Road, Madisonville, TN 37354.