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When asked the best advice he could give, Robert Mynatt says “Stay in touch with the Lord.”  This is sound advice from a man who has lived a long, well-traveled life.  Robert was born April 14, 1927, in Knox County, Tennessee, to William Tell and Sarah Hassie Mynatt.  Tell was a farmer, school bus driver and Constable for Knox County.  Hassie was a homemaker, which is good considering Robert was the 10th of 13 children including 9 boys and 3 girls.  The family lived on a large farm where everybody contributed to farm responsibilities.  Robert began farm work at the age of 3 picking strawberries.

When Robert recounts his fondest childhood memory, he tells of the family trip to Norris Dam shortly after it first opened on July 4th, 1936. The family had a picnic, watched boat races and swam in the lake.  Further memories of Robert’s childhood include Christmas time when the home was decorated with stockings hung by the chimney and each child received an ap...

Jefferson Park at Dandridge would be nothing without our employees. Our team strives everyday to help make our facility the best it can be! At the end of every month, we like to highlight one team member as the employee of the month. For the month of October, our employee of the month is Sherrie Johnson of our Housekeeping team.

Sherrie has worked with Jefferson Park since May 2018. We sat down and had an interview style talk with her about working with us and her life outside of Jefferson Park.

What do you like about your job?

Our residents! I love telling them stories and making them smile. I can be having a hard day, but our residents give me purpose in life. I lost my husband 2 years ago, and then 10 months later I lost my 4 month old grandson. Being here at Jefferson Park and helping and becoming close to our residents give me purpose. Seeing their smiles everyday is priceless.

Where did you grow up, and how did you end up in Jefferson County?

I grew up in Kentucky. I met my husband at...

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