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Tim Myrick, one of the area’s most active community volunteers, died Sunday morning. He was at home with his wife Teresa by his side.
Friends are remembering him as a model community leader and volunteer. Myrick, who had been battling prostate cancer, had provided decades of service to the church and toÂ Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC, as well as toÂ Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County. He played aÂ key role in the renovation of Oak Ridge High School and modernization work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 2012, he and Teresa pledged $25,000 to the Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundationâ€™s â€œMaking the Critical Differenceâ€ campaign for grants and scholarships.
“We sure lost a strong advocate for our community,” said friend D. Ray Smith, who serves on both the ADFAC and Habitat for Humanity boards. [Read more…]