Gary Allen VanDervort, age 72 departed this life on Sunday, June 21, 2020. He was born January 15, 1948.

Gary is survived by his loving family


Kimberly Meree Franzmann, husband Richard of LaFollette, Tennessee.

Jennifer Lynn Woods, husband George of Irondale, Alabama


Roger Dale Patman, Jr. wife Jessica of Odenville, Alabama


Teresa Gale Yeager of Moody, Alabama


Royce H. VanDervort of Niles, Ohio


Nathaniel Franzmann, wife Amber of Knoxville, Tennessee

Cody Franzmann of LaFollette, Tennessee

Sarah Young, husband Edward of LaFollette, Tennessee

Hunter Woods, fiancé Shana of Wilsonville, Alabama

Ryan Woods and Trinity Woods both of Wilsonville, Alabama

Step-grand Children:

Lindsay Ethridge, husband Heath of Odenville, Alabama

Matthew Brasher, wife Alisa of Grayson Valley, Alabama

Great-Great Grandchildren:

Scarlet Gilpin of Knoxville, Tennessee

Dexterity Franzmann of Knoxville, Tennessee

Realyn, Parker, Milo, Emma Franzmann all of LaFollette, Tennessee

Step-Great Grandchildren:

Braylen Ethridge of Odenville, Alabama

Logan Timms of Grayson Valley, Alabama

Gary was preceded in death by his First Wife: Linda and Second Wife: Dorothy VanDervort. Grandparents: Homer VanDervort, Nancy VanDervort Horch, Michael Welyczko, Rosalia Welyczko. Parents: Royce and Josephine VanDervort.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Martin Wilson Funeral Home, LaFollette, Tennessee. Memorial Service 11:30 to 11:45 with Kevin Walden officiating, followed by the Honor Guard at 11:45 p.m.

Mr. VanDervort’s guestbook may be viewed at

The family has entrusted the care of Mr. Gary Allen VanDervort to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”