Dorothy (Dot) Ellen Barlett, age 74 of Sevierville, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020. She was born January 21, 1946 at home, near Bakerton, West Virginia. She retired as a secretary from the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. on October 1996. After moving to Tennessee, she was employed by NOVA Corporation and ETHRA in Knoxville. She drove semi’s for Snyder National as an over-the-road driver. She was also a trolley driver for the City of Gatlinburg. She had a great love for country music and country dancing. She had one of those magnetic personalities that whoever she talked to would remember her and become her friend. She loved to sit and talk to people. She would tell stories about her different experiences in life. Even if the experience was not the best, she would have a way of telling the story of the experience that would make people laugh. She would always greet you with a smile and was always a pleasant person to be around. Dot would always be available to help others, if she could, by suggesting ways that might help them. She will be missed by her many friends.
She was married to her husband Bill for thirty-two years who dearly loved her, and his life will not be the same without her. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and loved the Lord. Dot could not handle pain well and our prayers were that when it was time to make that final journey that it would be quick. God answered our prayers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.N. (Bud) and Helen Geary and sisters Norma and Esther.
She is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Aryce and husband Barry Meldrum, stepdaughter Beth Ann Barlett, grandchildren Kayla Rigby, Jason Morris and wife Lisa, Gina Smith; as well as great-grandchildren Landon and Anthony sons of Kayla, and Michael, son of Jason and Lisa.
I wish to thank all the nurses and staff of Caris Hospice for providing Dot with comfort and loving care during her fight with cancer. A thank you to Dot’s cousin Cherli from Laurel, Maryland, who called almost daily providing her with moral support.
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