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Nolan Theodore “Ted” Davis

Nolan Theodore “Ted” Davis, age 84, 2394 Temple Hill Road, Erwin, passed away Tuesday, Dec ember 12, 2017, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Banner Elk, North Carolina and had lived in Unicoi County most of his life. Mr. Davis was a son of the late Nolan and Dorothy Birchfield Davis. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran and recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Davis was owner and operator of his own trucking company for many years and retired from Hoover Ball Bearing. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Other than his parents, Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a brother, John Edward Davis, a sister, Margaret Davis, a grandson, Nolan Shaun Bradford and son-in-law, Terry Bradford.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory: wife of sixty-one years, Barbara Davis; one son, Edward Keith Davis and wife, Debbie of Erwin; two daughters, Debbie Bradford Esser and husband, Robert of Erwin and Crystal Davis
Settle and husband, David of Richmond, Virginia; two grandchildren, Josh Davis and wife, Nikki and Ketha Davis Ryan and husband, Brent, all of Erwin; six great grandchildren also survive.

The family will receive friends Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5:00 P. M. to 7:00 P. M. at the funeral home and other times at his residence. Reverend Harold Lewis and Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate at the 7:00 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Allan Foster. Pallbearers will be Keith Davis, Josh Davis, Brent Ryan, Floyd Edwards, Scott Bradford and Norman Hardin. Committal service will be held at 1:00 P. M. Saturday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30 P. M. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Davis family. (423) 743-1380.