Thomas Dempsey Curtner, 64, of Townsend, went to Heaven to be with his Savior on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Thomas grew up in Athens, and graduated from McMinn County High School. He graduated with a music degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College and also a degree in computer science from Pellissippi Community College. Thomas was employed with Tennessee Valley Authority for 21 years as a Senior Software Engineer. His passions and hobbies included playing and composing music, sports cars, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with his family. Thomas was very gifted in so many ways and will be immensely missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marian Curtner; sister, Margaret Curtner; and parents, Lewis Dempsey Curtner, M.D., and Georgetta Curtner. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sharon; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Ami Evans; and grandchildren, Hope and Jace Evans. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 219 at Brown Hill Church in Tellico Plains with Pastor Bill Moore officiating. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Smithview Pavilion, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Keith Johnson officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Maryville is in charge of arrangements.

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