This online memorial was created in loving memory of Dorothy Agee, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Dorothy's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Dorothy forever.
DOROTHY FRANCES MARTIN AGEE (05/12/1922 – 06/20/2015)
Dorothy Frances Martin Agee passed away peacefully at her home in Nashville, TN, on Saturday morning, June 20, 2015, at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dr. Oliver King Agee, her parents Lee Eckhart and Thomas T. Martin, and her brothers Bruce Martin and Thomas Martin. Fondly known in the Maryville community as “Dottie,” she operated a Christian bookstore, PTL Love Shop, for 18 years. As a former Sunday school teacher at Maryville First Baptist Church and life-long student of the Bible, Dottie led numerous Bible study groups and provided spiritual leadership for her family.
She is survived by her four children: Carolyn Ann Agee King of Arlington, VA, Annabel Lee Agee of Nashville, TN, John Oliver Agee of Maryville, TN, and Diane Elizabeth Agee of Kernersville, NC; by her six grandchildren: Catherine Marie Wyatt (Melbourne, FL), David Louis Wyatt, Jr. and wife Cindy (Knoxville, TN), Anna Rebecca Stokes (Washington, DC), Robert Oliver Samuel Stokes (Arlington, VA), Dr. Mark David Hughes and wife Sara (Nashville, TN), Kimberly Marie Hughes Agee (Melbourne, FL); by her eleven great-grandchildren: Keeana Agee (Maryville, TN), Dashawn Williams (Melbourne, FL), Emma, Grady, and Stella Hughes (Nashville, TN); Andrew Johnson and wife Shahad (Washington, DC), Koty Wyatt (Knoxville, TN), Destin-Jabez (DJ) Stokes (Melbourne, FL), Julia Coello (New Orleans, LA), Brooklyn and Santiago Aguilar (Washington, DC); by nieces and nephews Steve Martin and Terrie Martin McVey (Knoxville, TN), David Martin and wife Barbara (Alcoa, TN), and Ben Martin (Knoxville, TN); and by many close family friends including Jan Shortt (Abington, VA), Nancy Rose (Maryville, TN), Dave Reynolds (Nashville, TN), and Kathryn Proctor (Nashville, TN).
In addition, she volunteered her time and expertise with the Blount County Literacy Program and the Blount County Library. Dottie was born in Columbus, GA, moved to the Atlanta area for a short period and then settled with her family in Knoxville, TN. She graduated Knoxville High School, attended the University of Tennessee, and worked for TVA while her husband was in medical school. In her later years she was employed by First Tennessee Bank and did the electronic medical billing for her husband’s nursing home practice. In 2010, her book Revelation for God’s Children was published by Tate Publishing.
Dottie was an enthusiastic tennis player throughout her life, and she was on a tennis league into her late 70s. In fact, she was recently observed “hitting a few balls” on the tennis court near her home in Nashville. Since her move to Nashville in March 2015, she has continued working her daily crossword and Sudoku puzzles via The Daily Times, forwarded by mail from Maryville.
Following her husband’s example, Dottie arranged to donate her body to UT Medical Center in Memphis. In lieu of an immediate memorial service, her family has elected to provide an online memorial which can be viewed at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. A physical service will be scheduled at a later date, when her ashes are returned from the medical school. Dottie requested that donations of time or other resources be directed to the Blount County Literacy Program on her behalf.