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
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 www.frakerfuneralhome.net . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.
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