ROGERSVILLE — The death last week of Hawkins County’s agricultural extension agent Bob Moncier left a huge vacancy to fill — both in the hearts of his family and many friends; and in the extension office, which won’t be receiving a replacement agent any time soon.
Due to funding shortages, Moncier won’t be replaced for at least a year, and farmers who can’t be served by the remaining Hawkins County extension staff will be referred to extension agents in neighboring counties.
Moncier worked in Hawkins County’s University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Agency office for 23 and was lead agent for 13 years.
He died on Sept. 1 at Vanderbilt University, only three weeks after being diagnosed with leukemia.
He leaves behind his wife of 23 year, Karla, and two children.Read more of this story in Sunday's print edition of the Times-News or the expanded electronic edition.