Knoxville, TN (WATE) – Two people who were found dead in the hot tub of a cabin in Gatlinburg have been identified by Gatlinburg Police Department.
Officers say they were called to Gatlinburg Falls Resort, 820 Resort Way, Saturday morning just before 8 a.m. where they found 63-year-old Jon Levin, 63, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and 62-year-old Myra Smith-Findell, of Corbin, Kentucky dead.
The circumstances surrounding their death are being investigated. No cause of death has been determined, but officials say they do not suspect foul play.
Autopsies are being performed to determine the exact cause of death. Results are not expected to be released for 30 days.
Findell is survived by her husband, Ronald Findell, daughter and grandson. Croley Funeral Home said visitation is at 1:00 p.m. and the memorial service is at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel.
The University of Tennessee Physics Department said they are establishing a scholarship fund to honor Professor Levin. They said the director of the department’s undergraduate physics teacher was a passionate teacher who also lead an outreach project with Fentress County Schools.
“Though his research area was experimental atomic physics, the past few years saw Levin dedicate more of his time to teaching and directing our undergraduate program, where he was a profound influence on so many of our students. He will be greatly missed,” said the University of Tennessee in a statement.
The university has started a scholarship in his honor.
To contribute to this scholarship:
Checks should be made out to the UT Foundation, with a note on the memo line that the gift is for the Jon C. Levin Scholarship.
They can be sent to:
Don Eisenberg, CFRE
Director of Development
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
College of Arts & Sciences
137 Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-1331
Those wishing to donate can also make a gift online by entering the Jon C. Levin Scholarship under “other fund.”