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Wendell Blake Silvers

Wendell Blake Silvers, age 72, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Swannanoa, North Carolina and was a son of the late Harley and Kate Guinn Silvers. Wendell had spent most of his life in Unicoi County. He worked at the former Erwin Builder’s Supply and later co-owned and then owned the former Paint and Home Supply Co, Erwin. Wendell enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved to be outdoors. He attended Clear Branch Baptist Church while he was growing up and later attended Fishery Union Church. Wendell is preceded in death by a sister: Anita Silvers Sonerholm, a brother: Joel Silvers both of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wendell has left behind to cherish his memories:
Brother: Ned L Silvers and his wife Martha, of Erwin
Sisters: Joan Silvers McCurry, of Unicoi
Rita Kay Silvers Dunkerly and her husband Glenn, Las Vegas, Nevada
Several Nieces and Nephews
Great Nieces and Great Nephews
Also by many additional relatives and friends including
Special Friend: Drew Baldwin
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Watson, Nurses at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital and staff and employees of the Center on Aging and Health.

The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Wendell Blake Silvers in a memorial service to be at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 19, 2014, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Larry Wiley and Reverend David Lyle will officiate. Music will be under the direction of Gary Amos. A visitation period to share and offer support to the family will begin at 2:00 PM, Sunday and will continue until service time. The family will attend a private committal service at a later date.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Wendell Blake Silvers through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.