Carl Raymond Kirsch, 73, of Harriman, passed at home on May 23, 2014, with his loving wife of 20 years by his side.
Carl, a 1962 graduate of the California Maritime Academy, loved language, music and was an omnivorous reader. He was a skilled craftsman and engineer, a talented sailor and a natural athlete with an incredible wit that brought much laughter throughout his life. Carl loved East Tennessee, "and we are delighted that he made his home here," his family said.
He is survived by wife, Leslie Kirsch; sons, Lawrence, Thomas and Peter Kirsch; and stepdaughter, Tryphena Stone.
Special thanks to Thompson Cancer Center and Covenant Hospice for treating him with dignity and respect.
Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, is in charge of arrangements. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com