Johnny “Earl” Shults

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 11:31 PM

Johnny “Earl” Shults, age 77 of Sevierville passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home in New Center after a long battle with cancer. Earl was born September 3, 1935 in Jefferson City, TN. He attended Parkway Church of God and was employed at Cherokee Textile Mills for many years. Earl was an avid fisherman and collector of model cars.

Earl was preceded in death by his infant sons, Joe Allen Shults and Eric Earl Shults; parents, Victor and Pearl Price Shults; brother-in-law Earl M. Huskey

His survivors include: Wife: Edna Pressley Shults; Son: Tony Shults; Grandson: Joseph Shults; Four Great Grandchildren; Sister: Ruby Huskey of Pittman Center; Brothers: Roy Shults and wife Beverly of Ripon, CA; Wayne Shults and wife Doris of Woodbridge, CA; Ray Shults and wife Juanita of Wears Valley; Several nieces and nephews; Long-time friends: Joe and Anita Nail, Billy and Wendy Worsham.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his niece Vickie McCarter for all her love and dedication.

Funeral service 7 PM Friday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Morris and Rev. Ray Curtis officiating. Interment 11 AM Saturday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.