East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

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Paul W. Cavin

September 14, 1940January 13, 2020

Paul William Cavin, 79, of Greeneville, TN passed away January 13, 2020 at home surrounded by his family who loved him dearly and helped care for him during his declining health. Born September 14, 1940 in Kingsport, TN. He was the son of Clyde and Randa Cavin. Paul grew up in the Kingsport area and graduated from Sullivan High School. He served in the U.S. Army.

Paul worked, as an employee for Holston Auto, was the owner and operator of Paul’s Alternator Repair Shop, Burns Security, and Walmart. He attended Gospel Mission Church.

Paul was a kind, caring, and loving husband, dad, papaw, and “poppy”. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Clyde and Randa Cavin; brother, Gary Cavin, and sister, Brenda Fish.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Cavin of Greeneville; son, Wayne Cavin and wife Michelle; daughters, Missy Edwards and husband Mike and Miranda Frazier and husband Matthew; grandchildren, Emily Cavin, Ella Cavin, Leanne Hesser, Sean Crawford, Jaren Edwards, Drew Edwards, Tyler Edwards, and Josh Hyatt; great-grandchildren Liam Crawford, Anderson Edwards, Caedan and Carson Cox; brothers, Larry Cavin and Paul E. Cavin.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00pm at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 1:00pm with Phillip Free officiating.

Paul will be laid to rest following the funeral at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Mausoleum. Military rites conferred by the American Legion Post 3/265.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank Smoky Mountain Hospice for all their loving care and prayers for Paul and his family in their time of need.

Online condolences may be made to the Cavin family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Cavin family.


  • Barbara Cavin, Wife
  • Wayne Cavin and wife Michelle, Son
  • Missy Edwards and husband Mike, Daughter
  • Miranda Frazier and husband Matthew, Daughter
  • Emily Cavin, Ella Cavin, Leanne Hesser, Sean Crawford, Jaren Edwards, Drew Edwards, Tyler Edwards, Josh Hyatt, Grandchildren
  • Liam Crawford, Anderson Edwards, Caedan and Carson Cox, Great-Grandchildren
  • Larry Cavin, Paul E. Cavin, Brothers
  • Clyde and Randa Cavin, Parents - Deceased
  • Gary Cavin, Brother - Deceased
  • Brenda Fish, Sister - Deceased

  • Family will serve as pallbearers.


  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Laid To Rest Friday, January 17, 2020


Paul W. Cavin

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Cindy Roberts

January 18, 2020

So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I worked with him at Walmart. Paul always had kind words for everyone. I enjoyed working with him. He will be missed. Prayers for you all.

Mike Fields

January 16, 2020

Dear Family,
I am so sorry to read of Paul's passing. I saw him a few years back when he had his shop on Netherland Inn Rd. He was such a kind man. I grew up in the Lone Star community and knew him since I was in elementary school. I remember his Dodge Charger he would drive to my grandmother's store (Lone Star Grocery). I loved that car.

Jean Starnes

January 15, 2020

Marinda, Wayne and I are so very sorry for your loss. You and yours are in our hearts and prayers. ~ Wayne and Jean Starnes