Joey Grant Nave
“We are confident, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” II Corinthians 5:8 KJV
Joey Grant Nave, 65, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center. Joey was born in Carter County to Mary Peters Roberts of Elizabethton and the late Coy Nave Jr.
Joey graduated from Hampton High School with the Class of 1973, where he was an outstanding football player. He retired as a wire drawer for Mapes Piano String in Elizabethton.
Joey was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church and also a member of the Wild Turkey Federation. He was an avid hunter of both turkey and deer. Joey cherished family and his many friendships.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Pam McIntosh Nave, of the home; two children, Hunter Grant Nave and wife Glenna of Elizabethton and Jessica Hopson of Elizabethton; a grandson, Linkin Hopson of Elizabethton; a brother, Sherrel Nave of Elizabethton; and a nephew, Joshua Nave of Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Big Springs Baptist Church, 171 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 in honor of Joey. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Nave family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.