Gary "Wayne" Sweet
1953 - 2020
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Gary "Wayne" Sweet

Knoxville - Gary "Wayne" Sweet, Sr., age 66 of Knoxville passed away suddenly due to COVID-19 on October 13, 2020. He was born November 28, 1953 to Austin Sweet and Oma J. Terry. Wayne was a successful business owner, who proudly founded and operated Sweet Trucking Co., LLC since 2001. He was a loving father, husband, and grandfather; an overall family man. Wayne was of the Baptist faith, a longtime member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father Austin Sweet, mother Oma J. Terry, and brothers David L. Sweet and Johnny R. Sweet. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Linda G. Sweet, son Gary W. Sweet, Jr. (Amanda), daughter Cyndy Sweet, grandchildren: Tyler Sweet, Austin Sweet, Garrette Sweet, Brandon Murphy, Preston Murphy, Cambria Foust, Logan Pinkerton, Trevor Pinkerton, and Haylee Pinkerton, great-grandchildren: Jaylen Murphy, Mason Davis, Ava Grace, Tatum (Choddy) Wayne Sweet, and Kaiden (Lil' Red) Ray Gilman, several nieces and nephews, special friend Bobby London, as well as a host of brothers in Christ. Family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel; as well as 12:00 - 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM, Rev. Brandon McCormick and Rev. Jonathan Clabough officiating. Following the funeral service, family and friends will proceed to Mt. Olive Cemetery for interment. Pallbearers: Tyler Sweet, Austin Sweet, Garrette Sweet, Brandon Murphy, Preston Murphy, Logan Pinkerton and Trevor Pinkerton. Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.






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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Oct. 14 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 17, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Marianne Hamby
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October 17, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Marcey Moore
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October 16, 2020
So sorry to read of Wayne’s passing. I met him in the late 70s when he went to work for CR Connors trucking company.He was a great man and we encouraged each other as we grew in the truck business. I was very proud of his growth and accomplishments with his truck company.May he Rest In Peace.Godspeed my friend.
Steven Mays
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October 16, 2020
Prayers for the Family & Friends. May God bless your Family.
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October 16, 2020
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October 15, 2020
It was an honor and a blessing to have known Mr. Sweet. He was one of the kindest men we have known. Our prayers are with your family.
Tyler and Robin Anderson
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October 15, 2020
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October 15, 2020
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October 15, 2020
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October 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. He was a really good man.
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