Carl Edgar Lichlyter, 80, of Englewood, passed away peacefully at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was of the Church of God faith. He was a native of Monroe County and a longtime resident of McMinn County. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Other than spending time with his family, he enjoyed camping, going to the beach, working in his yard and reading his bible. He also enjoyed watching U.T. football games. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Helen Lichlyter of Englewood; daughters and sons-in-law, Carlessa and Thomas DeBord of Cleveland, and Marketta and Paul Johnson of Etowah; five grandchildren and spouses, Casey Watson, Kristen and Drew Whitehead, Kelly and Blake Lambert, Caleb and Ale DeBord, and Alexus Johnson; seven great-grandchildren, Landon, Brayden, Tanner, Samantha, Lucy, Zara and Zoe; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Aretta (Harris) Lichlyter; parents, Noah Lichlyter and Ella Mae (Farner) Lichlyter; and brothers, Donald Lichlyter and Bill Lichlyter. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, in the chapel of Biereley-Hale Funeral Home with the Rev. Zack Davis officiating. Interment followed the service in Center Cemetery. Those who were unable to attend may send condolences at The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home of Tellico Plains was in charge of arrangements.

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