James Harry Avery

Published 3:40 pm Friday, March 18, 2022

James Harry Avery, 77, Watauga, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. He was born June 17, 1944 in Elizabethton to the late Samuel and Evelyn Gardner Avery.
James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired Supervisor with Snap-on Tools, having retired in 2008. He was also a former employee of Magnavox. He enjoyed working and maintaining his home and working on cars.
James was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Wagner and Glenda Avery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Richardson Avery; five children, James (Linda) Avery, Danny (Pam) Avery and Trey (Pamela) Avery, all of Elizabethton, Teddy (Susan) Avery, Mt. Carmel, Tenn., and Todd (Kristy) Avery, Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren including a special grandson, Ladarian Avery; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; three step-children, Kim (Rick) Morgan, Timmy Gouge and Shelli (James) Lattimer; two brothers, Chip Avery and Joe Avery; two sisters, Beverly Avery and Lena Wells; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at St. Paul Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Berry and the Rev. Estel Williams officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir and Loretta Bowers. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery (Historic Section). Active pallbearers will be James Avery, Danny Avery, Teddy Avery, Trey Avery, Todd Avery and Ladarian Avery. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and Amedisys Hospice for the excellent care he received. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Avery to St. Paul Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Methodist. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Avery family.

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