Roosevelt Bethel Sr.

7/12/1963 – 5/29/2021

Obituary for Roosevelt Bethel Sr.

Roosevelt Calvin “Six-Six” Bethel 57, of Knoxville Tennessee formerly of Selma, Alabama departed his life, Saturday, May 29, 2021 at  UT Medical Center Knoxville, Tennessee with his loving wife, sons and family by his side.
Roosevelt was born, July 12, 1963 in Selma, Alabama. Roosevelt is a graduate of the Selma High School class of 1981. He also attended Selma University and Knoxville College. Roosevelt worked for the  Knoxville-Knox County Community Action  Committee’s Homeward Bound Outreach Program for 26 Years. He assisted the chronically homeless, or REACH by providing street outreach and case management for people who live in camps, vehicles and under bridges, hoping to bring them into shelters and, ultimately, permanent housing, while addressing problems they might have with substance abuse or getting and keeping a job.  Roosevelt also volunteered as a baseball coach for Holston Chilhowee and coached football, basketball for Knoxville Parks and Recreation. He spent many years coaching AAU Basketball Teams , Run-N-Gun , Tennessee Ice and God’s chosen few. He was also a member of Phi  Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. His loving and caring heart has left a beacon of light for all in the community. 
He leaves to cherish his memories, devoted and loving wife, Gloria Robinson Bethel, Knoxville, Tennessee”; sons, Roosevelt Calvin Bethel Jr. ( Rodica Ball) and Nigel Bethel, Knoxville TN; very special granddaughter that was the apple of his eyes, Lil Miss Ryan Bethel; mother, Sarah  Bethel Hall; sister, Alberta Hall Williams (Lamar); brothers, Terry Hall (Shirley) all of Alabama and Michael Hall (Kathy) Maryville, TN; sister-in-law, Sara Lee Jones (Robert); brother-in-law, Howard Lindsey Moore (Belinda), James Robinson (Rochane), Augusta Robinson (Melissa), all of Knoxville, TN; devoted nieces, Yolanda Thomas and Aisha Moore; aunts, Wanda Sue Grady, Joan Daniels, Knoxville, TN, Rebecca Bethel, Bronx, New York and Mamie Gaines of Selma, AL; other nieces, nephews, numerous family and friends to include, Zackary Merchant and other friends too numerous to name.
Family will receive friends, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Logan Temple AME Zion Church; funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Rev. Samuel Brown, Officiating.
Interment Mount Olive Cemetery.

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Open Visitation

Friday, June 4, 2021
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

Receiving of Friends

Saturday, June 5, 2021
1pm -2pm
Logan Temple AME Zion Church
2744 Selma Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 5, 2021
2 pm
Logan Temple AME Zion Church
2744 Selma Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914



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