Barbara Voight

Barbara “Granny” Jean Voight, a longtime resident of Seymour, passed into the arms of God on March 23. She was 81.

Mrs. Voight was born in Knoxville on June 11, 1942, to James and Ruth Fields as the second of eight children. She graduated in 1960 from Young High School and soon went to work at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She began as an insurance clerk and retired 37 years later as one of the cornerstones of the hospital, helping the institution grow and make a positive impact on all who knew her.

Mrs. Voight was proudest of her two grandchildren, Garrison and Karson. She spent her happiest years with them, her beloved Bill, and the rest of her family on countless adventures. The love that she had for her family was a love that was unconditional, never ending, and never wavering. She always saw the best in us all.

On April 21, 2023, Mrs. Voight’s beloved husband of 40 years, William “Bill” Voight, passed away, and the sparkle in her eyes began to slowly fade. As she said her long goodbye, we knew that she loved us with all her heart, but a piece of that heart was missing. Her heart is whole again as she is back in the arms of her true love, Bill, and the sparkle in her eyes has become as bright as the sun.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Voight was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruth Fields; and a brother, Michael Fields. She is survived by her son, Gary Holliday and wife, LeVonda; grandchildren Garrison and Karson Holliday; a beloved stepson, Ray Voight; brothers Jerry, Butch, and Bobby; and sisters Kathy, Sandy, and Ruthie.

A funeral Mass for Mrs. Voight was celebrated on April 4 at Holy Family Church in Seymour.

Donations in Mrs. Voight’s memory may be made to The Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902.

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