Carolyn Sue Slimp
Published 9:16 am Monday, March 16, 2015
The beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Carolyn Sue Slimp went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Hillview Health Center. Mrs. Slimp grew up in Hampton in a large loving family, the daughter of Hazen “Dud” Brumitt and Odra Edwards Brumitt. At 18, she married the love of her life, Jack Slimp. During their 56-year marriage, they traveled the world and lived in Germany and 16 years in Alaska.
Mrs. Slimp was a licensed optician for 31 years and retired from Johnson City Eye Clinic. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, singing and dancing, and, while in Alaska, snow skiing with her boys. Sue was a member of Hampton First Baptist Church, the church she attended as a child.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four sisters, Pauline Young, Lola Cooner, Jean Leonard and Grace Ann Hathaway. She will be missed and her memory cherished by her family and friends.
Survivors include her loving husband, Jack Slimp, of the home; three sons, Anthony Slimp, San Diego, Calif., Timothy Slimp and his wife Rosemary, Johnson City, and Terrance Slimp, Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren, Joshua Slimp, Thomas Slimp, April and Bryan Wiles, Tyler Slimp, Timothy Fowler, Matthew Fowler and Carrie Ann Fowler; three great-grandchildren, Evan Hilton, Trinity Slimp and Trey Slimp; a brother, Terry Brumitt and wife Becky; a sister, Bobbie Brumitt Crockett and husband Jim; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her dear cousin, Emma Rastall, and close friend, Joann McKinney. Special thanks to the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Hillview Health Center and David Brumitt, her nephew, who lovingly made sure she got the best of care.
A celebration of Mrs. Slimp’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tim Slimp, Tyler Slimp, Terry Brumitt, David Brumitt, Jason Brumitt, Jim Crockett and Rick Hathaway. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Slimp, Terry Slimp, Joshua Slimp, Tommy Slimp, Wade Slimp, Billy Malone and David Crockett. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Slimp family. Office (423) 543-5544.