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Bobby Gene Waites

September 8, 1936 ~ May 26, 2019 (age 82)

Retired businessman Bobby Gene Waites died Sunday evening at Greeneville Community Hospital East. He was 82.

He was the owner of Waites Plumbing for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife: Carolyn Combs Waites; siblings: Bruce Waites, James Waites, and Carolyn Shanks; several nieces and nephews; two step-daughters; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Clarence and Virginia Waites; siblings: Dorothy Wykle, Ray Waites, Everette Waites, Connie Waites, Patricia McNabb, and Helen Waites.

The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Mike Young will officiate.

Family and friends are asked to meet at Doughty-Stevens at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to GreeneLawn Memory Gardens for the 2 p.m. committal service. Pallbearers will be family.

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