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Childers Retires after 37 Years of Service

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:21 am

Joanne Childers was first elected to the position of Grundy County Property Assessor in 2000 after serving several years as deputy clerk of the office. At the end of her term, she will have a total of 37 years of service.
Joanne is married to Terry Childers and they have two daughters.Their oldest, Jessica is married to Jamie Tindle and the two have blessed Joanne and Terry with two very active grandsons, Jonathan and Joshua. They will be expecting their third son in a few months. Their younger daughter, Kayla is married to Terry Campbell and they have an amazing son, Tyler and are expecting the first granddaughter for the family in just a few months. The family attends the Church of Christ at Elk Head in Pelham. Terry is employed at Greeter Lumber Company in Altamont.
An excerpt from one of Joanne’s re-election advertisements really sums up her outstanding service to the people of Grundy County. It reads, “I love the job and I love the people of Grundy County! TRUST, HONESTY, and KNOWLEDGE are vital parts of the job and I fulfill these obligations DAILY. If re-elected, I will continue to offer the residents of Grundy County the same courteous and efficient service that everyone has come to know and expect.” The people of Grundy County ALWAYS got exactly that… TRUST, HONESTY AND KNOWLEDGE with COURTEOUS and EFFICIENT
Mrs. Childers opted to have a quiet “socially-distanced” gathering with her courthouse family this past Tuesday. The last day of her term of office will be Monday, August 31st. If you would like to send Joanne a card, you are welcome to send it to Joanne Childers, P O Box 6, Altamont TN 37301.
The newly elected Assessor of Property, Daniel Crabtree had this to say to Ms. Childers, “Congratulations on your retirement. Thank you so much for your service to Grundy County and our citizens. . I have some very big shoes to fill. Your legacy of
kindness and fairness will always be a personal goal for me to achieve on a daily basis. I have every intention of continuing the same great service that you have provided over the years. I look forward to working with you during this transition. You will be greatly