Sandra Kay Smiddy Tilson, age 56, of Knoxville TN, passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 16, 2022. She is survived by her husband James Tilson, her son Nicholas Wilson and his wife Tiffainy, and her son Zachary Wilson and his wife Clarissa. She is also survived by her stepchildren Jimmy, Jason, and Crystal Tilson, as well as eight grandchildren—Lucas, Brooklyn, Brayden, Colton, and Millie Wilson; Monte and Josiah Proctor; and William Tilson.

Sandra was the daughter of the late Rubin and Ethel Smiddy of Stinking Creek, TN. She is preceded in death by her sister Linda Campbell and by three grandchildren in heaven.

She has seven surviving siblings—Dave and Betty Wagner, Everett and Pam Nelson, Ed and Trina Smiddy, Danny Smiddy, Deanna Bolton, Laura Wilson, and Darlene Pebley. She loved playing with her dogs and spending time with her grandkids.

Family will receive friends 5-7 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 7 PM Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. Ron Bruce officiating.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home