David Edward Alverson, 73, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.
He was native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County. He was the son of the late Clovis Lee “Bud” and Bess Callahan Alverson. David was a U.S. Marine veteran.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Carolina University.
David was owner and operator of Smoky Mountain Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Inc.
He was a member of Murphy First United Methodist Church. He also was a past president of Murphy Lions Club.
David was an avid sports fan and supported many of the local youth sporting programs, including the Murphy Swim Team. He loved football and enjoyed watching the Murphy High School Bulldogs throughout the years. He spent most of his leisure time on Lake Hiwassee with his family and friends boating and telling tall tales.
David is survived by his wife, Josephine “Jodi” Taylor Alverson; three daughters, Kathryn “Kitten” Elizabeth Alverson Moses (Todd), Jennifer Leigh Alverson Lesser (Steve), and Julia Anne Alverson Hubbard (Tre’); one son, David Joseph (D.J.) Alverson; and four grandchildren, Logan Cate Lesser, Elizabeth Leighanne Moses, Emily Lauren Moses and James David (J.D.) Hubbard IV. He also has a special first cousin, Mary Anne Alverson Houseknecht.
The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Rob Rollins will officiate.
The burial service will be at Sunset Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post 96, DAV Chapter 73, American Legion Post 532 and VFW Post 6812.
Pallbearers will be D.J. Alverson, Todd Moses, Steve Lesser, Tre’ Hubbard, Loren Dockery, John Snow, Jim Sherrill, Johnny Hatchett, David Sumpter and Bill Dyer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Murphy First United Methodist Church, 73 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906, (www.murphyfirstumc.org), or to the charity of your choice.
You may send tributes to the Alverson family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.