Rufus L. “R.L.” Hux, 89, of Morristown, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at his home. He was a member of Buffalo Trail Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Alexander and Elva Bales Hux; and sisters, Emma Forrest Ball and Reba Shipley.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce R. Hux; daughters, Rachel Hux (Kevin) Mitchell and Sheila Hux (Beecher) Collins; granddaughter, Danielle Mitchell (Nick) Lowe; sister, Sally Kate Vaughn; brother, Alex Ray Hux of Georgia; special nephew, Terry Ball; in-laws, June Wilder, Muriel Collins, Linda White, Clyde Rickard, David Rickard, Roy Rickard, Keith (Lonna) Rickard; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family expresses special thanks to Smoky Mountain Hospice for all the care and concern during R.L.’s sickness.

The family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 28 at Buffalo Trail Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Keith Mowery officiating. Family and friends will meet 1 p.m., Thursday, July 29 at Hamblen Memory Gardens for a graveside/interment service.

Pallbearers will be Terry Ball, Clyde, David, Roy and Keith Rickard.

Arrangements by: Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home

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