Carol Lynn Derry, age 66, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2022, at her home in Jacksboro TN. She was the best wife, mom, nana, sister, daughter and friend. She loved the outdoors and riding her Harley with her husband was her favorite pastime. She loved to be with her grandkids and kids. She was of the Christian faith and loved talking to the Lord while in nature. She was a protector to everyone she loved, which was many because she touched many people’s lives. She was president of Confidence Construction Company. She is preceded in death by her parents J. D. and Ellen Kennedy, her loving brother Danny Kennedy and her grandma Omey Kennedy.

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 49 years Terry Derry of Jacksboro, daughter Kimberly Derry of Jacksboro, son Nick Derry and wife Kalea of Clinton. The loves of her life, her grandkids Ayden Lebron Derry, Makai Derry, Treyson Derry, Kannon Derry, brothers Rick Kennedy and Jimmy Balcolm, Sisters Christy Shumacher, Joy Balcom – Zaehringer, Gay Huber, Pam and several other family members who she loved dearly.

Family will receive friends 5-7 PM Friday, September 9, 2022, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 7 PM in Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. Jeff Moser officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 AM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Lowe Cemetery in Caryville for 11 AM Interment.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home