Albert A. Baisley, 86, of Tellico Village, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was born June 24, 1933, in Pleasant Hill. We are saddened by the passing of the founder of both RMG and RTS. Albert Baisley spent his entire life working and thinking. He was brilliant and always wanted to see how things worked. If he couldn’t see how they worked, he would figure it out. He also helped establish local businesses such as Rockwood Iron and Metal, SEG, Tennessee Valley Steel, Southern Alloys, along with some others. He will be missed by his family, the community and the scrap and trucking industries.
Albert was a member of First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. He also served on the board of directors for the Bank of Roane County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Lou Baisley; and brother, Ralph Baisley.
He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Baisley of Tellico Village; son, Gary Baisley of Rockwood; daughter, Kim Wyatt (Luke) of Kingston; three grandchildren, Mike Baisley (Ashley), Kyle Baisley (Mandy) and Rachel Heichelbech (Brandon); seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris Cline.
Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood for a graveside service with the Rev. Charlie Barnard officiating. A celebration of life will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church in Tellico Village or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Albert A. Baisley.