Mr. Lefate “LD” Gavin

Published 2:46 am Tuesday, November 2, 2010

By Staff
Mr. Lefate Durell “LD” Gavin, age 85, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 31, 2010.
Funeral services will be held at Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ at Blounts Creek on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Marty Alligood officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery with military honors. Phil Weston, Michael Weston, David Bennett, W.B. Beddard, Charles Smith and Jeffray Waters will serve as pallbearers.
He was born in Okaloosa County, Florida on November 2, 1924 to Shelby and Lucy Gavin. He had three sisters and one brother. He served In the U.S. Navy, detached to the Marine Corps as a medic in WWII. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and a member of the “Greatest Generation.”
After WWII, he moved to Winston-Salem, NC, where he lived for twenty years working first for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., then for Colter &Chappell Electric Co. He later moved to Blounts Creek, NC, where he worked for TGS in Aurora, NC, from 1964 to 1983, with 17 years of service.
Mr. “L.D.” is survived by his wife, Edna Adeline Chessher, his two children Richard Gavin (Ina), Earlene Sapp (Joe); his four grandchildren Angela Gavin, Brad Sapp, Amy Deininger and Anna Nelson; and 9 great-grandchildren. Surviving also is his only brother, and best friend, Maxie Gavin of Washington, NC; two sisters, Dora Brede of Florida and Joy Carlini of California. He was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Paul.
Mr. “L.D.” loved fishing and boating and was able to share many years doing so with “Et” and his various friends and family. He was an active member of Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ and will be remembered as having a compassionate hand, a kind word, and a supportive ear to all who sought his council. He was loved and honored by all those who knew him and will be missed by his loving neighbors at Blounts Creek, and most of all by his family. In return, his family wishes to honor Community Home Care and Hospice for their loving care. Special love goes to Barbie Peele, who encouraged us all to “keep looking up.”
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice or Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ in Mr. L. D Gavin’s name.
You may address condolences and view LD’s video tribute by visiting
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gavin family.
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