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Andy Ervin

Born: Sat., Jan. 1, 1977
Died: Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

Celebration of Life

5:00 PM Fri., Aug. 08, 2014
Location: Peerless Restaurant

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David Andrew Ervin, 37, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from complications of Lymphoma.  He was born in Johnson City to Teddy Lewis Ervin and Suzanne W. Rich on January 1, 1977 and lived in the area for most of his life.

Andy graduated from Science Hill High School and went on to graduate from ETSU.  He was employed by Landmark Construction as a field engineer/surveyor at the onset of his illness. 

Andy enjoyed being on the lake.  He spent many days on his boat skiing, and wakeboarding.  He also loved his jet skis and 4 wheelers.  He was an avid Harley Davidson admirer and made 2 cross country trips on his Harley. 

Andy was preceded in death by grandparents Edith and Willard Yates and Ben and Adelene Ervin; a cousin Brian Keith Ervin; and a step-brother Michael Rich.

In addition to his parents, Andy is survived by his step-father, Dennis L. Rich; girlfriend Becky Quinn and her daughter Mason; sister, Ann-Catherine Ervin; brothers Dick Ervin and wife, Laura, Christopher Ervin, and step-brother Chuck Rich; niece Georgia Ann Ervin; nephew Tad Ervin; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and the love of his life and best friend, his bulldog Mack Murdock Ervin.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Peerless Restaurant in Johnson City.  Andy was an organ donor and his life is continued through his many gifts to others.    Donations may be made to Tennessee Donor Services, or to the American Cancer Society. 

Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.snydersmemorialgardens.com Snyder’s Memorial Gardens is proudly serving the Ervin/Rich family.

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Sherry Phillips
   Posted Wed August 06, 2014
What a fantastic man Andy was and after hearing Ann's stories about him it was great to finally meet him this past spring when he surprised us by appearing ringside a the Gray shows. He was excited to see some of the big RVs that were there. He battled all the ravages of cancer without complaining and rebounded after each medical challenge.

And his last gift to this world as an organ donor will inspire the rest of us to do the same. A hero! Love to you all. Be proud !

Randy Hutchinson
   Posted Wed August 06, 2014
May God Bless and watch over you all during this time. Praying for you.

Robin Fuller
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
Ann and Family, I am so sorry for you loss. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.


Lenny & Johnnie Frederick
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
We are truly sorry for your family's loss. Love and prayers to all.

Jackie Maggard
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
You probably don't remember me, but I taught Andy at Ashley Academy. He always brought smiles and laughter to the classroom.

I remember taking his class on a field trip to Rocky Mount. I told the students that there was a gift shop and they could bring money if they wished to get souvenirs. Andy did - he brought a $100 bill! Yes, smiles and laughter.

Praying for you,

Jackie Maggard

Robin Moore
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
Sorry for your family's loss. I pray for your comfort during this time. Dick and Laura if you need me I am a call away.

Tami (Raider)Roberts
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
I meet Andy in Mrytle Beach in the 90's as a teenager. We met on the beach just hanging out as young teenagers do. There were several of us that started hanging out, once we started talking and chatting, asked where do you live we both said "I live in Johnson City, TN". We continued to talk and realized we knew so many of the same people in JC.
We met outside of Johnson City, but came back as friends and continued to be friends. Andy was such a kind and generous man. I send my prayers for the family.

Caroline Reid Holbrook
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
My sincerest sympathy for the loss of Andy. I adored him and his generous smile. He will me missed and the impact of his life will always be felt. I remember Andy asking me to be his girlfriend in Kindergarden. I had no idea what that meant but it is great memory for me. He was amazing and I will miss him deeply.

Dottie Stout
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
What an honor is was to have known Andrew. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time. I know there is a huge void in your lives here on earth now, but just know that Heaven is even sweeter with Andrew's presence and big grin. I believe in reunions as I know you do too!

Candy Odom
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
I went to Science Hill with Andy and he was a great guy. I have some great memories of times spent by the lake with all of our friends. He was always smiling and fun to be around. I haven'e seen him in many years, but I am sure he was still the same fun-loving man. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends.

Dianna & Don Conflenti
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
Don and I are so sorry about Andy. We send you and your family our deepest condolences. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Vickie Harrison
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
I pray God will offer all those who loved Andy strength, peace and faith as they grieve for a lost son, brother, companion and friend. I love and miss Andy, his unique boyish laugh and upbeat attitude. He was a strong individual who lived hard and fast and suffered much but he never gave in or gave up. My family shared so many wonderful memories with Andy for which I am thankful. I know he was truly one of a kind.

To Andy - 'And He will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine - like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand!'

Glen & Liz Rosier
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
We are so sorry for your sorrow. Hugs to you and prayers are covering you and your family.

Lorrie Hale Olinger
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
Can't help but smile when you think of Andy. Lots of memories from high school. My condolences and prayers to his family. I regret that I am out of town and can not attend the celebration tonight.

Troy Anderson
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Every loss is tragic, but when it's a light as bright as Andy's it seems even more so. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth (Hyder) Andrews
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
This is a great picture of Andy. He had such a contagious smile. I went to high school with him and remember him being such a fun, cheerful guy to be around. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jennifer Cowell Sherrod
   Posted Mon August 11, 2014
I am so sorry for your great loss. I have thought of you and prayed for you and your family since hearing of your son's death. I hope you will be able to take comfort in know that Andy is in the Lord's loving arms and awaiting the day when you will be together again.

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