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Berna Dean Cagle

January 23, 1943 — March 24, 2023

Berna Dean Cagle

 

Berna Dean Embry Cagle, formerly of Lenoir City and Talbott, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 24, 2023, at Jefferson Park Nursing Home in Dandridge. Lovingly known as “Bunny” to her friends and family, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny R. Cagle; her mother, Virginia Embry; her father, Ralph Embry; nephew, Michael Embry; brother-in-law, Tommy Cagle; sister-in-law, Sharon Cagle and her niece, Bridget Cagle   She is survived by her brother, Ben Ralph “Butch” Embry (wife, Pat); sons John B. Cagle (wife, Cindy), Mark Cagle (wife, Kelly), and David Cagle (wife, Anna); grandchildren Laura Cagle (fiancé’, Phil Snyder), Jacob Cagle (wife, Jess), Stephen Cagle (wife, Alisha), Sommer Cagle Blair (husband, Anthony), Savannah Cagle, Emma Grace Cagle, Benjamin Cagle, and Noah Cagle; great-grandchildren Luke Cagle, Brady Cagle, Peyton Cagle, Deacon Cagle, and Lion Anthony Mark Blair; nephew, Scott Embry; niece, Tammy Cagle Maskel; and brother-in-law, Eugene Cagle.

If you knew “Bunny”, you know she loved her family, her friends, sports, and playing Rook.  She and Johnny never missed a game or practice of any of her boys and they both spent many days and nights at ball fields across the country cheering them on loudly. “Miss Bunny” was a team mom in all the sports and levels at which her sons played, as well as a den mother when they were in the Boy Scouts. After transporting her sons for several years to Dandridge to play Little League football, she was instrumental in the founding of the Jefferson City Little League Football Program.  She and her dear friend, Becky Clark, went door-to-door to businesses in Jefferson City asking for donations so that the youth in the community could be a part of the game of football without having to pay to play.  A graduate of Lenoir City High School and Knoxville Business College, she retired from her position at the Social Security Administration Office in Morristown to spend more time with her husband traveling and enjoying time with family and friends.  Teammates and friends of her boys became her adopted children, which is why so many refer to her as “Mama Cagle” to this day.

The family would like to thank the many friends who were a true blessing to her, especially the Clarks, the Devoties, the Kiestlers, the Harrells, the Watkins, and countless others.  Staff at Life Care of Jefferson City, Signature Lifestyles of Jefferson City, and Jefferson Park Nursing Home in Dandridge all helped care for her later in life as true gifts from Heaven.  The family humbly asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Shriners’ Hospital, an organization which was a great help to Bunny’s husband when he was young and reflects Bunny’s heart for helping children.  You can do that by sending checks to:

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Attn: Shriners Hospitals for Children

PO Box 947765

Atlanta, GA 30394

You can also donate to Shriners Hospital on-line at www.lovetotherescue.org. If you choose to honor her in this way, please note that your donation is “In Memory of Bunny Cagle.”

          Services will be at Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Tennessee on Saturday, April 1st, 2023.  The family will receive friends from 2PM to 4PM with a Celebration of Life immediately afterwards.  There will be no graveside services.

 

 

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN  865-475-3892

www.farrarfuneralhome.com

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City

411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City

411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760

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