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Mr. William R McNabb

April 11, 1933 ~ August 2, 2022 (age 89)


Mr. William “Bill” Ruble McNabb, age 89, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at The Courtyards Senior Living facility.

He served the Knox County School System for 34 years as a principal with 27 years of those years with Bearden Elementary School.

He was also an US Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha McNabb, parents, Walter Allen and Frankie Landers McNabb, brother, John McNabb, and sister-in-law, Patsy McNabb.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura Sims McNabb Cavin (William Simpson) of Maryville, three grandchildren, Tyler (Emily) Cavin, Tori Cavin, and Andrew Cavin all of Knoxville, Kaylyn Cavin of Nashville, niece, Angela McNabb of Newport, nephews, Paul Sims and Drew Sims both of Georgia, John Sims of New Jersey, great niece and nephew, Holly Sutton and Landon Sutton both of Newport, and cousin Ronnie Landers of Parrottsville.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 7:00pm in the Brown Funeral Home chapel with Paul Sims officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  Burial will take place at 11:00am Friday, August 5, 2022 in the Union Cemetery.  Family and friends will meet at 10:45am at the cemetery.

We are honored to serve the family of Mr. William “Bill” McNabb.

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August 4, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
338 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821

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