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Frank Joseph Averella

May 10, 1976 — November 13, 2023


Frank Joseph Averella passed away on Monday, November 13th at 3:35 pm at the age of 47. He was surrounded by his daughter Taylor Averella and close family friends.     

He was born to Vivian Averella and Frank Anthony Averella.

He worked as a welder with Uzin Fusion, an EMT at White County EMS, as a member of the Sparta Rescue Squad and as a member of the Bondecroft Volunteer Fire Station.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Vivian Rodriguez;  his Step Father, Juan Rodriguez; his Grandmother, Beatrice Decker; his Grandfather, Ed Decker, his Great Grandmother, Margaret Doyle; his Great Grandfather, Stuart Doyle; his Grandmother,  Maryjane Pormteva and his Grandfather Frank Averella.

He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Kathy Averella; his oldest daughter, Taylor Raeann Averella (17); his middle daughter, Ella Vivian Averella (7); his youngest and only son, Frank Jackson Averella (5); his father Frank Anthony Averella; his 4 siblings (twin brothers and twin sisters) and many other Aunt's,  Uncle's,  Cousins,  Nieces, Nephew's and numerous other family members and lifelong friends.

He will live on in the heart's of his wife, children,  family,  friends and community forever.

Husband, Father,  Friend and First Responder forever!



Frank's Last Call (services) will be held at:

Bilbrey Farms Event Venue

1209 Gum Springs Mountain Road

Sparta,  TN 38583

On Sunday, December 3rd at 2pm

Frank requested anyone who wanted to speak at his services to feel welcome to do so.


In lieu of flowers please send to the family or bring a card with a memory or story you hold dear about Frank Averella. 

Directly following Frank's Last Call his family will be holding a reception at their residence. Weather permitted a small bonfire and refreshments can be shared with all.

Averella residence: 170 perrigan lane sparta tn

For those who wish to donate you can directly to his gofundme :

Any questions you can reach Kathy Averella at:


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