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Julia Portwood

September 22, 1936 ~ December 30, 2019 (age 83)


Julia Hope Leach Portwood, age 83, of Kingston went home to be with her Lord Monday, December 30, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born September 22, 1936 in Devonia to the late Charles Henry & Audrey Faye Crenshaw Leach.  She is also preceded in death by daughter, Teresa Seals; son, Tim Crass; brother, Larry Leach.  Julia was a graduate of Oliver Springs High School and furthered her education, receiving a Associates degree in Nursing.  She worked many years as a L.P.N., at Oak Ridge Hospital in the I.C.U. She had also worked as a supervisor at Anderson County Nursing Home.  After retirement she worked for The Copy Center in Kingston.  Julia was a founding member of Grace Community Church in Kingston. She enjoyed fishing, knitting, crocheting, and making crafts.  She was a member of the F.C.E.C., Kingston Chapter.


Loving husband of 49 years              Lewis E. Portwood of Kingston

Sons & Daughters-in-law                  Richard (Rick) & Sherry Crass of Oak Ridge

                                                             Dana & Tammy Crass of Kingston

Grandchildren                                   Heather Born, Justin Crass, Holly Lowe, and Jimmy Seals

3 Great-grandchildren                       

Brother                                               Eddie Alan Leach of Kingston

Sister-in-law                                       Loretta Dishman & husband, Kyle of Kingston

Brother-in-law                                   Boyd Portwood of Parrotsville

Several extended family members and special friends

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Grace Community Church with funeral service following at 7:00 p.m., in the church sanctuary with Interim Pastor, Rev. Paul Lloyd, Rev. Ron Stansill & Pastor, Rev. LeGrand Lamb presiding.  Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.  The family request memorials be made to Grace Community Church, 438 W. Race Street, Kingston, TN 37763. Online register book can be signed at . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

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January 2, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grace Community Church
438 W Race Street
Kingston, TN 37763

Funeral Service
January 2, 2020

7:00 PM
Grace Community Church
438 W Race Street
Kingston, TN 37763

Graveside Service
January 3, 2020

12:00 PM
Anderson Memorial Gardens

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