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East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

    The East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on E. Governor John Sevier Highway 68 was established in August 2011. This cemetery has a capacity of 4,475 plots.

    East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
    2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy 168
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 577-3228
    ETSV.Cemetery@tn.gov

Pre-Registration
Veterans and dependents can pre-register for burial in the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Click on the Pre-Register for Burial icon below, fill out the pertinent information, click on the submit button, then mail the Veteran's DD-214 or NG Form 22 (discharge papers) to the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. For spouse burial requests, please also include marriage certificate. You will receive a formal response from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs in the mail 4 to 6 weeks from the date the application is received. All applications are subject to eligibility verification, review and approval.


Pre-Registration Form
Please complete this form to pre-register for interment at the East TN State Veterans Cemetery. Your application will be submitted for verification and review. After your application has been submitted, please mail the Veteran's DD-214 or NG Form 22 (discharge papers) to the cemetery. For spouse burial requests, please include marriage certificate. Your application will not be processed until discharge papers have been received.

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Bill Griffith had already worked more than 50 years as a funeral director when he heard about the opportunity to work with the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs as a Cemetery Director at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. As a Veteran, Bill is sensitive to the needs of his fellow Veterans and their family members.