Surrounded by her family, Carolyn Adkins Jordan, 82, passed away on July 8th,2022 at her home in Caryville, Tennessee. Carolyn had the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. Above all, she was a loving and devoted wife and a nurturer of her children and grandchildren. As a Christian, she planted seeds of faith in her children; these are her treasures in heaven. She was a member of Caryville United Methodist Church and retired from the Oak Ridge K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Preceded in death by her parents Roy and Trula Douglas Adkins; her sister, Anita Reish; brothers Joe Adkins and Bob Adkins, and great grandson Brady Marshall Goins.

She is survived by loving husband of nearly 59 years, Fred Jordan; devoted daughters Karen Wilder and husband Dwane; Cindi Hicks and husband Phil Hicks. Beloved Grandmama to Autumn Longmire, Shannon Wilder, Drew Hicks and Tyler Hicks. Great grandmama to Amelia Longmire, Lincoln Longmire, Arthur Longmire, Kellan Wilder Clapp, and Sunni Hicks. Loving sisters, Faye Chesser and Wanda Wiessinger. Several nieces and nephews, and a host of extended family.

She will be deeply missed by all; her family takes comfort in knowing she is free from suffering and that they will see her once more in heaven. The family wishes to thank Karleigh Bowling and the Professional Case Management nursing staff, and UT Hospice Care for their special and dutiful care.

A private graveside service and interment will be held at Campbell Memorial Gardens with Rev. Perry Duncan officiating.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home