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David Andrew Coulter

March 18, 1931October 13, 2020
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David Andrew “Dave” Coulter went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 13-Oct-2020. He was 89 years old. He was a member of Meridian Baptist Church for nearly 60 years. He served as a church deacon, taught Sunday school, and helped in any way that he could in the church. David was a member of the Gideons and enjoyed handing out Bibles at the University of Tennessee for many years. He graduated from Stair Technical High School and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Oriskany (CV-34) and the USS Princeton (CV-37) as an electrical technician for the carrier planes. David was a general contractor in the Knoxville area where he built several churches and additions. As a member of the First Families of Tennessee, he spent his entire life in the Knoxville area, and he loved visiting the Smoky Mountains. David is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Monroe and Hallie Jane Coulter; brothers, Ralph, Monroe and John Coulter. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Katherine Southerland Coulter; his children, Gary Coulter (Sandy) Kathy Coulter Wood (Michael) and David Coulter (Mary); six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister, Susan Julian, and many friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 17, 2020, 5:00-7:00pm in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville with a service to follow officiated by Rev. Dana Fachman. Family and friends will meet Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery 3736 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37804 for a 2:00pm Graveside Service. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Gideons International Society, P.O. Box 3522 Conroe, TX 77305/www.gideons.org. The family invites friends to share fond memories and sign the online guestbook at www.berryfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

Memories

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Tommy and Glenna Peters

October 19, 2020

We are truly sorry for your family’s loss. David was a fine man and we always enjoyed seeing him. Please know we will continue to keep you in our prayers. With much love.

David Byrd

October 18, 2020

Kathy, I am so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I pray the Lord gives you and your family strength and peace.

Allison Pressley

October 15, 2020

I remember Mr. Coulter being so kind to my father-in-law Johnny Pressley at the time of Sue’s death and beyond.
God’s peace to his family.

eddie munsey

October 14, 2020

I’ll never forget holiday gatherings at mamaw Southerlands. Rest high on that mountain Great Uncle David. Til we meet again. Condolences And love to your family from ours.

Donna Burnette Campbell

October 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's death, Kathy. I have fond memories of being at your house when we were small. May peace be with you and your family.

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