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Becky Ruth Pirtle
  • The Dream Connection, Inc.
    PO Box 10924
    Knoxville, TN 37939

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“My father, BJ Price, spoke so highly of Becky. Upon daddy's illness and ultimate passing away, I got the opportunity to get to know this wonderful...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dawn Price Marsh - Raleigh, NC

“I met Becky through my brother, Larry Prater. I loved her kindness, wit, grace, and honesty. Loved her walk with God--she glowed with His love. We...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Pam - Maryville, TN - friend

“I met Becky in 2001 when she helped on a dream for my son Lance. Because of the wonderful memories the organization gave my family, I started...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Tiffani Russell - Friendsville, TN

“Becky was such a vital part of the Dream Connection---serving children, maintaining the vision of the founder and her friend BJ Price, supporting...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Palmer - Oak Ridge, TN

“In honor of my friend Becky....we met in Blount County Newcomer's Club and I liked her from the beginning. Her humor had me laughing so many times as...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Virginia Stucky - Townsend, TN

“Becky was a friend since the early 70s. She was a unique individual who touched many lives. She was always so proud of her family and loved them...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ken & Ann Hasting - Evensville, TN

“Dear Betty, You may not remember me from First Church in Maryville. May you know the comfort of God's love during this time of sadness. Beanie Rankin ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Beanie Rankin - Nashville, TN

“We always looked forward to seeing Becky each time she got to come to Seagrove Baptist. Most people don't know this, but when we entered our new...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Rev. Stanley & Joyce Durham - FL

“Although my time with Becky was brief, I quickly realized what a compassionate and beautiful person she was. God Speed Becky. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Stevenson - Maryville, TN

“I met Becky thru my brother, Larry Prater. We were fortunate enough to have Becky visit during Christmas holidays, and attend birthdays at my mom's....Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Hall - MARYVILLE, TN

“Betty and family,We did not know of Becky's illness until the past weekend. She was a bright spot at the lake, and will truly be missed. Your family...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Dale and Martha Woods - Riceville, TN


Becky Ruth Pirtle, age 65, of Maryville, TN, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville. Working at TVA for 30 years both in Knoxville and at Watts Bar, she completed her career in the TVA Inspector General's office. Survivors include sister Betty P. Neal of Maryville, TN; nephew Tracy L. Neal of Cullman, AL; nieces Rebecca A. Cooper of Nashville, TN and Sarah Reed Neal of Portland, OR. Preceded in death by parents Herbert Reed and Eula Grooms Pirtle; grandparents Oscar and Rebecca Kerley Grooms; grandparents S. D., Sr. and Susan Allison Pirtle. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Dream Connection, Inc., P. O. Box 10924, Knoxville, TN 37939. Dream Connection is a non-profit organization that fulfills the "once-in-a-lifetime dream come true" for East Tennessee children with life-threatening or chronically debilitating diseases. Memorials may also be made and more information found online at dreamconnection.org. Becky was a dedicated Dream Connection volunteer for almost 25 years. A private graveside service was held for the family, per Becky's wishes. A public Memorial Celebration will be 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, TN, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.