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John McCloud Obituary

John Rufus McCloud
John Rufus McCloud

April 18, 1928 - December 21, 2018
Born in Toledo, Ohio
Resided in Knoxville, Tennessee
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John Rufus McCloud - age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 at his home.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was involved in many church activities including singing in the choir. He was retired as an elementary school principal after 45 years of service. 43 of those years were with Knox County Schools, including Brickey-McCloud Elementary School which bears his name.

He was preceded in death by his birth parents, Walter and Nessie McCloud; parents who reared him, Austin and Pearl Benton; wife, Joyce Ann Cooper McCloud; sisters, Cheryl Jean Mentz and Mildred Behm; brothers, Ross and Holland Benton, son-in-law, Lynn Kennedy. He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Jane McCloud Kennedy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the building fund of Christ United Methodist Church, 7535 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938, Brickey-McCloud Elementary School, 1810 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918, or Alzheimer’s of East Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Bruce Marston and Reverend Don Ferguson officiating. The family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service and interment at 1:00 p.m.




Christ United Methodist Church
7535 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee United States 37938
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Christ United Methodist Church
7535 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee United States 37938
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
6:30 PM
Lynnhurst Cemetery
2300 W. Adair Drive
Knoxville, TN US 37918
Thursday, December 27, 2018
1:00 PM


Brickey-McCloud Elementary School
1810 Dry Gap Pk.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund
7535 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37938
Alzheimer's of East Tennessee
5801 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919



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