Copper Bacon
Former county commissioner dies

Former Roane County Commissioner Copper Bacon passed away on Thursday.

Bacon served on the commission for 16 years. He didn’t seek re-election this year, and his final four-year term ended on Aug. 31.

“He’s going to be highly missed by the county,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said. “We hate to see the passing of Copper.”

Woody served with Bacon on the Budget Committee.