Terry Lynn Morrow

Apr. 18, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

Terry Lynn Morrow, age 52 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

A native of Athens, former resident of Sevierville and resident of Knoxville, he was a son of the late Charles N. Morrow.

He was a member of West Hills Baptist Church, and was employed as a TV critic and entertainment reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel and Tele Buddy. He interviewed Dolly Parton more than any other reporter and was instrumental in developing the Knoxville Dancing With The Stars. He was involved with the Knox Meals on Wheels, and enjoyed collecting comic books and movie memorabilia.

Survivors: his mother, Louise Oliver Morrow of Riceville; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Phillip Lashley of Sweetwater, Anita and Jackie Cook of Madisonville, Charlene and Ron Haynes of Old Hickory, Janet and Dickey Walker of Athens; 10 nieces and nephews and spouses, Ben Haynes, Katy and Chad Owen, Brad Haynes and fiancee Emily Golden, Chloe Cate, William Cate, Heather Cook, Gabe Cook, Betsy Newberry, Valorie Newberry, McKenzie Lashley and Brittany Lashley.

The family would like to express a special thank you for all the support and care for Terry both recently and over the years, including Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, his work family, the entertainment industry and his church family at West Hills Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Drew Prince officiating. Interment will follow in Riceville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ben Haynes, Brad Haynes, Chad Owen, McKenzie Lashley, William Cate and Dennis Shell. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the funeral home. A celebration of life service will be held 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at West Hills Baptist Church, 409 North Winston Road, Knoxville, TN. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com.

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.