A retired teacher from Oak Ridge High School has died. Joyce Ann Smith Mynatt passed away Sept. 25. A Kingsport native, she came to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee where she obtained a degree in English and met her future husband, William Allen Mynatt.
Knoxville attorney Bill Mynatt said his mother’s passing was peaceful and her last weeks were filled with family and friends at her bedside.
According to her obituary, she was an active and faithful member of Central Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, teaching Sunday School, leading in the youth group and singing in the choir over the years. She is survived by her husband and their children: William Allen Mynatt Jr. of Knoxville; Suzanne Marie Meredith and husband Mark Meredith, of Lenoir City; Patti Joyce Bradam and husband Timothy Bradam, of Oak Ridge; and Dr. Robert George Mynatt and wife Margaret Tippens Mynatt, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.
The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Central Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary.