Erby Randal Nave

Published 10:53 am Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Erby Randal Nave, 73, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 19, 2024. He was born to Margie L. Murphy and Ralph W. Ramsey on January 7, 1951. Randal was adopted by Anna Lorraine Thompson and Carson Ray Nave as an infant.

Randal served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He retired from the City of Johnson City with over 25 years of service in Motor Transport. He was a graduate of Northeast State Community College. He was a member of Keystone Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion.

Randal enjoyed vintage cars, UT Vols sports and a good hamburger. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them at every opportunity.

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Randal is survived by his children, Andrew (Brandi) Nave and Charles (CJ) Andes; grandchildren, Andrea, Randal, Charlsea (Landon), Andrew, Aaron, Melanie, Ashlyn, Kayley, Alissa, Tiffany (Kenny), Steffany, and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Ollie Jo, Carter, Jax, Ellie and Oliver; siblings, Russell (Patti) Thompson, Pat (Al) McCrae, Cheryl (Gary) Pollack, Rick Beaver, Ralph (Charlene) Ramsey, David (Cindy) Ramsey, Juanita Lowery, and Joseph (Karen) Ramsey. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jackie; sisters Rhetha, Joyce, and Rose Marie; brother James; and daughter Wendy.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating.

Randal will be laid to rest with his wife, Jackie, on Monday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors bestowed by the DAV#39. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Legion King’s Mountain Post 24, 409 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, is honored to serve the Nave family. (423) 610-7171.