Carol Jean Sylvis, age 73, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on January 6, 2021.
Carol was born in Punxsutawney, PA on October 4, 1947. After graduating from Marion Center High School, she attended Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where she earned her BS in Physical Education. Carol and Jim were married June 21, 1969. She taught PE at Shannock Valley High School in Rural Valley, PA. She later moved to Tennessee in 1977 and began working for for the Tennessee Mid-Cumberland State Health Department. After 33 years of service, she retired as the Regional Director of Tennessee's Tender Care program.
Carol was a member of the Northfield Church in Gallatin, TN. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, taking long rides in her red convertible, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved to shop for clothes and shoes and was constantly spoiling her three granddaughters.
She is preceded in death by her father William Duke and survived by her mother Martha Duke, her husband of 51 years Jim Sylvis, daughter Shannon Haylett (Todd), and granddaughters Ashley, Amanda, and Alivia.
Carol was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed and warmly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
A Celebration of Life for Carol will be held on Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 pm at the Hendersonville Funeral Home with committal services to follow in the Mausoleum, 353 Main Street, Hendersonville, TN. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:00 until services begin at 2:00. Pastor Tom Haddon will officiate the service.
Please visit the online obituary www.hendersonvillefh.com to post tributes and share memories.