David Burgess Avery, 96, of Murphy, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at his residence.
He was a native of Winthrop, Mass.
David served in the United States Navy and was a World War II veteran.
He later attended college followed by law school. David practiced law in Boston and Plymouth, Mass., for more than 30 years.
He moved to Cherokee County in the 1970s.
David was called into the ministry and continued preaching at various times throughout his life. David enjoyed working outside and wasn’t afraid of a hard day’s work.
He was the son of the late Herbert Spaulding and Alma Anderson Avery. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Sturgiss and Polly Bechard; and two brothers, Richard and Alden Avery.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Shelby Eller Avery; two daughters, Faith Anne Avery of Schaumburg, Ill., and Allison Avery of Plymouth, Mass.; a son, Jonathan Avery of Murphy; two sisters, Dale Benson and Connie Mix, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; a granddaughter, Taylor Avery; and several nieces and nephews.
No services are planned at this time.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of arrangements.
An online guest register is available at iviefuneralhomeinc.com.