Edward Lee Viar, age 75, of Ten Mile passed away early Friday morning, December 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 28, 1942 in Sweetwater. He accepted Christ as his Savior at a very young age and has served the Lord with his whole heart and was a faithful member of Grace Community Church in Kingston. He was a family man who cherished his wife, children and grandchildren above everything. Edward loved helping others and seeing to any needs that his family, friends and neighbors might have. He was a United States Army Vietnam veteran who served his country proudly receiving the Expert Rifle Service Medal, retiring after 6 years. Edward was a Chemical Operator at K-25 and retired from the Y-12 Nuclear Plant. He was a member of the Chemical Operator Local Union No. 252 C. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee & Mattie Sue Lewis Viar.
SURVIVORS; Loving Wife of 53 years, Velma Stamper Viar of Ten Mile; Children , Chris Edward Viar of Knoxville, Robert Lee Viar, II & wife, April of Ten Mile, Jennifer Paige Gorman & husband, David of Seymour; Grandchildren, Abraham, Lilly & Noah Viar, Brittanie West & husband, Ben, Thomas Viar & wife, Mica, Jacob Viar; Great-grandchildren, Sawyer West and Brynnlee Viar; Brother, Morgan Viar & wife, Phyllis of Madisonville; Sister, Margaret Huff Taylor & husband, Bill of White Pine; Brothers & Sisters-in-law, Jim Stamper & wife, Janice of Knoxville, Kelvin Stamper & wife, Vivien of Ten Mile, Douglas Stamper & wife, Polly of Athens; Lucille Kirkland & husband, Referd of Loudon, Norma Jean McCarrell of Ft. Payne, AL, Marilyn Scott & husband, Clarence Jr. of Loudon, Wanda Sue Kirkland & husband, Freeman of Loudon, Brenda Fain & husband Joe C. of New Tazewell, Naomi Elkins & husband, Kenneth of Athens, Phyllis Viar & husband, Morgan of Madisonville.
The family especially wishes to thank all the family, special friends and dear neighbors for their great outpouring of love over the past several weeks.
The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Monday, December 18, 2017 at Grace Community Church with funeral service following at 7:00 pm, in the church sanctuary with Rev. Paul Lloyd and Rev. Ted Clower officiating. The family will meet at Fraker Funeral Home 10:00 am, Tuesday to go in procession to Edgemon Cemetery for 11:00 am, graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Velma Viar, PO Box 858 Kingston, TN 37763, to purchase the American Godly Heritage Series for the Roane County School Libraries. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.