July 19, 2015
Date of Service: July 24, 2015
Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper
Linda J. “Mudder” VanMeter, age 73, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her residence. Linda was a native of Carter County and was a daughter of the late Carl Elbert Townsend and Jean D. Townsend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne VanMeter; and two brothers, Carl Wayne and his wife Betty Townsend and Michael “Tank” Townsend.
Mrs. VanMeter was a retired LPN and was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed watching game shows, crocheting, sewing and working in her flower garden.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeannie Parke and Robert Shelton, of the home; one son, Rev. Lance Bacon and wife Rev. Crystal Bacon, of Poquoson, VA; six grandchildren, Terry Tabor, Gregory Parke, Kyra Bacon, Austin Null, Braelyn Bacon, and Cheyenne Bacon; her siblings, Carmen VanMeter and husband John, Elizabethton, Samuel Townsend and wife Ely, Philippines, Richard Townsend and wife Nancy, Coeburn, VA, and Susan Heaton and husband Ric, Raleigh, NC; one half-sister, Camanda Irick, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Donna Townsend, Elizabethton; her close friends, Juanita Sheffield and Michelle Payne; and lots of nieces and nephews.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Linda J. “Mudder” VanMeter will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Lance Bacon, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Thursday; or at the residence at any time.
The graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be her grandson, Gregory Parke, and her adopted grandsons, Keith Lynch, Ryan Bowers, Chris Russell, Logan Buckles, and Chad Carr. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 9:15 AM on Friday, to go in procession.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the VanMeter family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.