- [S47] Sevier County, Tennessee and its Heritage, Sevier County Heritage Book Committee, (1994, Don Mills, Inc.), 317.
- [S106] The Mountain Press, 23 Apr 2010.
Bridge named in honor of John Rimel
By DEREK HODGES
SEVIERVILLE — Current county leaders paid tribute to one who held their post several decades ago when they voted unanimously Monday evening to name a bridge on Valley View Road in memory of the late John Rimel.
Rimel served as a county commissioner for 12 years before filling the post as superintendent of the county’s road department. The overpass that will henceforth bear his name is one the Wears Valley resident traveled often and leads to the cemetery where he is buried.
“This is a great honor for a man who served the people of this county well,” County Mayor Larry Waters said.
Waters presented several members of Rimel’s family with a copy of the proclamation dedicating the bridge in his memory.
“John Rimel served his fellow citizens with integrity and generosity as a former superintendent of the Sevier County Highway Department,” the document reads. “John Rimel greatly improved the transportation system and made a positive impact on the citizens of Sevier County as Sevier County highway superintendent.”
According to current Superintendent Jonas Smecler, Rimel is credited with undertaking major road projects in the Seymour and Wears Valley areas. A sign will be put up to denote the “John Rimel Memorial Bridge,” a span across Cove Creek in Wears Valley.
- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name John Remel
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Civil District 11, Sevier, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Brother-In-Law
Relationship to Head of Household Brother-in-law
Birth Year (Estimated) 1911
Last Place of Residence Same House
Omer Huskey Head M 30 Tennessee
Hazel Huskey Wife F 25 Tennessee
Ada Huskey Daughter F 9 Tennessee
Alda Huskey Daughter F 7 Tennessee
John Remel Brother-in-law M 29 Tennessee
Maggie Remel Sister-in-law F 28 Tennessee
John A Remel Nephew M 2 Tennessee
Bobby J Remel Nephew M 1 Tennessee
- [S73] Rawlings Funeral Home, Book 2, 2 Apr 1976.
Rimel, John March 29, 1911 Tn April 2, 1976
Spouse: Huskey, Maggie
Father: Rimel, Will
Mother: Frye, Eva
Sons: Allen, Joe, David, Larry
Daughters: Mrs. Winfred Conatser [Linda]
Cemetery: Valley View
Brothers: Ray, Claude, George, Edward, Dot & Clarence Cooper
Sisters: Mrs. Hazel Huskey, Mrs. Kathy Rimel Wilburn
- [S34] In the Shadow of the Smokies, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, (1993), 674.
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
RIMEL, JOHN HUSKEY, MAGGIE 1935-12-11