Lewis Edwin Deaver

March 29, 1939June 7, 2018

Lewis Edwin (Eddie) Deaver, age 79, of Knoxville, walked into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was a faithful member of Alice Bell Baptist Church. Eddie had many challenges in his life and overcame each one with grace and love. In his younger days, he was very active with the Cerebral Palsy Center. In 1980, he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Eddie retired from St. Mary’s Medical Center. He made friends with everyone he ever met and shared his dedication to Christ with all of them. Preceded in death by parents, Max and Effie Deaver, Sr.; wife, Carolyn S. Deaver; brother and sister-in-law, Max (Jerry) and Barbara Deaver, Jr.; sister and brothers-in-law, John and Mary Little, Sr.; James P. Mayton; niece, Catherine M. Lane; great nephew, Christopher J. Rudd. Survivors, special aunt and uncle William (Rusty) and Barbara Phillips; nieces and nephews, Bill and Carolyn Christian, Rick and Leslie Deaver, Susan Rudd, John and Gail Little, Jr.; great nieces and nephews, Joe and Dina Potter, Eric and Monica Lawson, Jason and Amie Deaver, Joey Deaver, Bill Deaver, Jeffrey Rudd and Melissa Budensick, Adam and Ashley Faw, Jairus and Jessica Sarten; numerous beloved cousins and many friends. The family will receive friends from 11am to noon on Saturday, June 16, 2018 with the funeral service to follow. Rev. Richard Spencer will officiate. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pk., Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. Condolences may be offered at



  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 16, 2018


  • Enbombment

Lewis Edwin Deaver

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Elizabeth Ann Gryder

June 11, 2018

Eddie was so caring and good natured. He always made the best of his situation with a cheerful attitude. I am so happy we were with him at the reunion on the 2nd. He sure had a good time and I enjoyed visiting with him.

Roy Mynatt

June 11, 2018

You were always kind, gentle and loving to everyone. During all the years we were good 1st cousins, I know. You were a great person who had few complaints but a ready laugh. I will miss talking with you. I know you are just across that veil and have that immortal body and have now a perfect body. Love you cousin and I'll miss you especially your laugh but also your serious side. I know you watched and worried about your brother and sister and all the rest of this big family you have. See you on the other side of the veil. We are going to have a good walk and lots of talking to do.

Lots of love