Gary Lynn Etherton, 69, of Greeneville, passed away suddenly on January 31, 2020, at his home.\nHe was retired and enjoyed farming. He loved life living it to the fullest with family, children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, that he raised as if they were his own.\n \nHe is survived by two brothers and one sister-in-law: Mike Etherton and Jack (Nikki) Etherton;\nStep-mother: Marie Etheron; longtime friend: Linda Houston; children he raised as his own: Lisa Barner, Kim Raines, Lavanna Wills and Donnie Wills; grandchildren: Jessica Studstill, Allison Barner, Jeffery Wills, Savannah Wills, Geneva Wills, Bryan Raines, and Ashley Wills; great grandchildren: Maddison Studstill and Cagan Studstill; special nieces and nephews: Dylan Etherton, Tim Ealey, Billy Joe Tackett, Lexi Etherton, Chloe Etherton, Lorie Shelton, Tracy Ealey, Sandy Ealey, Maddie Tackett, CJ Tackett, Ben Holt, and Melina Askew; special friends: Charlotte and Bill Tackett.\n \nHe was preceded in death by his father: Junior Etherton; mother: Evan Joyce Jenkins; a brother: Bill Etherton; sisters: Beverly Etherton and Charalotta Holt.\n \nThe family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5-7pm at Jeffers Funeral Home Downtown. Celebration of Life will at 7pm with his family speaking.\n \nInterment will be on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:00am at Greenelawn Cemetery. Family and friends are ask to meet at the funeral at 10:15 to go in procession to Greenelawn Cemetery.\n \nFamily and friends will serve as pallbearers. \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nGary Lynn Etherton, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.