ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – Inside only one week, two extremely revered coaches with Robertson County faculties have died.
Melvin “Huge M” Scharklet, who coached basketball at East Robertson Excessive College, died onApril 6 at age 64. Then, yesterday, Larry “Pops” Carl William, who was a retired softball coach at Greenbrier Excessive College for a few years, died, he was 71. Each males have been extremely revered and cherished by many.
COVID-19 has modified the way in which we are saying goodbye. Intimate gatherings have been changed with drive-by companies for the 2 males. Huge M’s service was held final week, Pops service will probably be Friday.
Smokey Barn Information has added some details about Huge M and Pops under. Grieving is commonly made simpler with communication and camaraderie however within the period of COVID-19, expertise must fill the hole for pals and college students.
Larry “Pops” Carl Williams
Larry “Pops” Carl Williams, age 71 of Greenbrier handed away Monday, April thirteenth at his residence.
There will probably be a drive by Memorial 6:30 to 7:30 Friday night on the Greenbrier Excessive College Softball Area. A personal household graveside service will probably be held Saturday at Bethlehem Cemetery.
He was born in Nashville, TN on February 22, 1949 to the late Roy Carl and Peggy Worth Williams.
He was retired from the Nashville Hearth Division with 33 years of service and was an assistant AG Trainer at Greenbrier Excessive College and a farmer. His most up-to-date job was teaching the Greenbrier Excessive College softball crew for 18 years having taken them to the State Championship title in 2003 and runner-up in State Championship sport in 2014. He was an Military Paratrooper throughout the Viet Nam Struggle.
He’s survived by his spouse, Helen Riddle Williams; son, Brian Scott (Elizabeth) Williams; daughters, Julie Lynn (Paul) Merrill, Carla Samantha (Marty) Head; brothers, George “Bubba” (Martha) Williams, Tommy (Tammy) Williams; sister, Carole (Clay) Harrell; grandchildren, Alex Merrill, Austin Merrill, Tori Head, Kelsee Williams, Blaine Head, Zoe Merrill, Hayden Head, Lyla Head, Child Williams; great-grandchildren, Sofia Merrill, Paislee Younger, Madilynn Beck; devoted buddy, Julie Head.
Pallbearers will probably be Scott Williams, Marty Head, Paul Merrill, Lon Roach, William Head and Nick Bolton.
Honorary pallbearers will probably be George “Bubba” Williams and Tommy Williams.
In lieu of flowers, contributions could also be made to the Greenbrier Excessive College Softball Program.
“I’m glad you bought to see me”
Preparations entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Residence, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN.
Lee Melvin Scharklet
Visitation for Melvin “Huge M” Scharklet was held Friday, April 10, 2020, at East Robertson Excessive College
In gentle of the COVID-19 state of affairs, a drive-by visitation was held for Huge M. Fast household have been current, socially distanced in fact. Everybody else was requested to STAY IN THEIR VEHICLE and easily drive by, give a shout out, honk their horn, and many others. in the event that they wished. This gave all an opportunity to pay their respects to a person who cherished his group a lot.
Household Funeral Procession
On Saturday, April eleventh, the funeral procession rolled by way of the highschool car parking zone between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for a remaining farewell in path to the cemetery. Everybody current was requested to wave farewell, to please keep of their car and social distance.
Memorial Scholarship Fund
For these needing to honor Huge M’s reminiscence, the household will probably be establishing a particular scholarship fund in order that his life will proceed to be mirrored within the lifetime of others by way of schooling. Please reserve giving these memorial presents till the scholarship is established, at which era data will probably be launched by way of his household and thru East Robertson Excessive College
Lee Melvin Henry “Huge M” Scharklet was born into this world on November 16, 1955 to the late Melvin Lee Henry and the late Eva Mae Scharklet. He was educated within the Robertson County College system. Melvin was a member and Steward of Second Grove CME church the place he served faithfully. His working profession started with Western Electrical Phone Firm, now AT&T, and later moved to St. Thomas Midtown Hospital working in laptop companies.
Being the completely happy and joyful baby he was, and thru his love of dancing, Melvin danced his manner into the hearts of all he encountered incomes him the childhood nickname “Jitty Bug”. He was a individuals particular person from day one and by no means met a stranger. Melvin developed many lifelong pals whereas attending Krisle College and have become a very fashionable determine as he moved on to East Robertson Excessive College, the place he picked up the nickname “Huge M”. Upon commencement within the Class of 1973, Huge M turned more and more energetic locally, teaching little league soccer, serving as president of the ERHS Booster Membership, and being instrumental within the constructing of the soccer advanced in addition to enhancing the event of different areas for the scholar athletes.
Though Melvin strived for the betterment of all pupil athletes, his ardour was basketball. For over 40 years he served as assistant basketball coach for East Robertson Boys Basketball program. On January 24, 2020, he was the primary particular person to be inducted into the East Robertson Excessive College Athletic Corridor of Fame, an honor that was effectively deserved and that he humbly appreciated. For a few years basketball gamers have been excited to listen to him introduce them as they took the ground with the flare and pizzazz solely he possessed.
On Monday, April 6, 2020, Melvin heard his title referred to as for his remaining sport, and he answered. He leaves to cherish fond reminiscences his devoted spouse Angel Scharklet, loving daughters Kelly and Candice Scharklet; God-mothers Anna Chatman and Sarah Johnson; Mom-in-law Evelyn (Cleophus) Payne; Sister-in-laws Retina Pierce and Lenor (Robert) Worth; and Brother-in-laws Henry (Veatrice) Foster and Michael (Laine) Sweatt. Aunts and Uncles Marie Scharklet, Bertha Henry, Cecil (Angela) Henry, and Jessie Henry. He additionally leaves sons, too quite a few to call, being the various younger males he cherished and mentored as Assistant Coach; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and plenty of shut and loving pals.
A personal graveside service was held Saturday with the Reverend Daryl Ballard presiding and Reverend Robert E. Bell eulogizing. Pallbearers have been Terry Allen Groves, Taylor Groves, Neil Murphy, Jimbo Vaughn, Kurt Caton, and LaBronce Dalton. Honorary pallbearers have been Tony Austin, David Collie, Raymond Gatewood, Rev. Robert E. Bell, Tommy Davenport, Willie Pressure, Jerry Taylor, Wayne Jones, and Rev. Ricky Blakemore.
Obituary offered by the Robertson County Funeral Residence