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William Thomas Gist “Hi Pocket"


William Thomas Gist “Hi Pocket” of Knoxville , departed this life on May 21, 2023 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

Preceded in death by parents, Bernice Caswell, and Jessie Gist; son, William Curtis Gist; and sister Frances Beatty.

He leaves to cherish his memory, devoted wife of 51+ years, Carrie Bates Gist, son, Anthony Carlock, caring sisters, Theressa Caswell and Tanya Gist Cooper, devoted brothers and sisters in law; Ernestine (Victor) Harris, Jay (Sheryldene) Bates, Imogene Nance, Terence Bates, Helena McNabb, and Mary Bates, devoted nephews, Darryl(Tammy) Caswell, Desmond (Kristin) Beatty, Christopher Beatty, Toriano Bates, Anwar Harris, and Atari McNabb, and a host of other nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and other family and friends to include devoted friend/cousin, Howard Achoe of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tony Rucker, Curtis Askew, and Claude Davenport.

Family will receive friends Sunday May 28, 2023 from 3 to 3:30 at Jarnigan and Son Mortuary, 2823 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave Knoxville, TN 37914, with funeral services to follow. Pastor Dennis Murphy presiding.


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