On Thursday April 18, 2018, Phyllis “Joy” Wampler, age 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Baker Goan; mother, Vivian Wheeler Goan; and brother, Phillip Baker Goan. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, James “Buddy” Wampler; four (4) children, Pam Kitts and her husband David (of Jefferson City, TN), Jimmy Wampler and his wife Cindy, Amy Jordan and her husband Chris (all of Morristown), Robert “Rob” Wampler and his wife Lorraine (of Arrington, TN); her ten (10) grandchildren, Kim Kimbrough (Jason), Becky Trent (Brian), Libby Housewright (Allen), Matt Kitts (Wendy), Alex Conway, Ben Wampler, Jordan Wampler, Maeson Wampler, Connor Jordan and Lilabeth Jordan; and her nine (9) great grandchildren Austin, Taylor and Abi Kimbrough, Ansley and Hudson Housewright, Adi, Audri, Averill and Aspyn Kitts.
Joy was a member of Morningside Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She worked for the Hamblen County School System at Morristown Hamblen High School East in their resource center working with handicapped children for 20+ years. Joy was a servant in the truest sense, whether she was caring for her immediate family or extended children at Morristown-Hamblen High School East or her church family sending get-well wishes, birthday and miss-you cards. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly. In lieu of flowers to honor Joy’s love for her church, please send donations “in memory of Joy Wampler,”to Morningside Baptist Church’s building fund.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00pm Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Morningside Baptist Church. Funeral services are planned for10:00 am Monday, April 22, 2019 also at Morningside Baptist Church with Dr. Kenny Bowlin officiating. Interment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens.
Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.