Funeral services are scheduled for this evening (Sept. 15) at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Colbert Petree, 85, former Knox County teacher and choir director at the church for 30 years.
Visitation with the family will begin at 5. Dr. Thomas Sweet will conduct the service at 7. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment.
Mr. Petree, a graduate of Central High, earned two degrees at the University of Tennessee. He taught instrumental music at Powell High and Northwest Middle School and at several elementary schools. He performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and several local dance bands.
Among the survivors are Martha Carpenter Petree, his wife of 57 years; daughter and son-in-law Patty and Jeff Turner; son and daughter-in-law Philip and Ellen Petree; and daughter and son-in-law Amy and Jeff Thomas.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church.