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Steven Whitson

Steven Whitson, age 37, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Whitson is a native of Unicoi County and a son of Randy “Runt” and Sandra “Gaye” Ambrose Whitson. He was an avid basketball player and worked as a millwright. Steven loved being outdoors and hiking in the mountains. Mr. Whitson is preceded in death by aunt, Susie Harris, maternal grandparents, Leonard and Johnnie Mae Ambrose and paternal grandparents, Starlin and Anna Mae Whitson.

In addition to his parents, Steven has left behind to cherish his memories:
Fiancé: Stacy Grimes of Erwin;
“Special” Daughter: Ashlee of Erwin;
Brother: Joe Ambrose of Erwin;
Nephew: Gage Ambrose of Elizabethton;
Aunts: Brenda Nelson and husband, Denny of Erwin,
Trula Carter and husband, Doug of Elizabethton,
Martha Gale of Johnson City;
Uncles: Eddie Whitson and wife, Kathy of Dublin, OH,
Dennis Whitson and wife, Faye of Erwin,
Gene Whitson and wife, Brenda of Johnson City,
Bradford Whitson and wife, Judy of Murfreesboro,
Buford Whitson of Johnson City;
Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins;
Special Friends: Frankie Weaver of Erwin,
Randall Shelton of Erwin,
Johnathan Huskins of Erwin,
Dinah Riddle of Erwin,
Tammy Wells of Erwin

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Steven Whitson in a committal service to be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery. Jeremy Wells will officiate. Music will be provided by Jason Tilson and Randall Shelton. Serving as pallbearers will be Randall Shelton, Frankie Weaver, Robert Hyder, Joe Ambrose, Runt Whitson, Gene Whitson, Dennis Whitson, Eddie Whitson, and Michael Orsi. Those who wish to attend will meet at Evergreen Cemetery by 10:50 AM.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Steven Whitson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.