Obituaries

Sheryl Carey -

Mr. Sheryl Wayne Carey, 63, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Carey was a native of Washington County and the son of Betty White Carey and the late Jack Carey.

Mr. Carey was a 1967 graduate of Jonesboro High School and a graduate of ETSU, where he played baseball and was a third baseman.

Mr. Carey was general manager of Appalachian Gypsum in Jonesborough. He was an avid golfer and expert “Tailgater” at UT and Titan Football games.

Sheryl accomplished many things in his life, too numerous to mention. He attended St. Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one sister, Tessa Carey, Jonesborough; one nephew, Adrian Platt, Jonesborough; two great-nephews, Christian Platt and Samuel Greene, who knew him as “Buddy,” and they were the love of his life; and also several cousins.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Interment was Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Maple Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lynn Lloyd, Mike Haws, Phil Ritchie, Don Correll, Steve Franklin, Joe Carr, Steve Ritchie, David Christian, Mike Bowers and Louie Shipley. Honorary Pallbearers were Jesse Collins, George Mahanes, Steve Miller, John Hanlan, Mike Roy, Lee Coldiron, Jim Kemph, Steve Fair, David Ritchie, John Kindt, and all the “Crew” at Appalachian Gypsum.