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William Marvin Avery, Jr

Five Points, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Death 8 Dec 2012 (aged 82)
Paris, Henry County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 101990134 · View Source
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The following obituary was published Monday, December 10, 2012, in The Paris Post-Intelligencer, Paris, Tennessee, USA.

William M. Avery Jr.

William Marvin Avery Jr., 82, of Puryear died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

Born July 16, 1930, in Five Points, Chambers County, Ala., he was the son of Blanche Green Avery and William Marvin Avery Sr., both deceased.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church and a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in Statistics and Quality Controls. Mr. Avery was an independent timber buyer and grader. In his work with lumber, he patented the Laminated Bent Shrimp Boat Keel and various other inventions. He was selected as the supplier of wood base products for NASA Space Ventures and the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy Super Carrier.

He loved politics and was elected to the Republican National Task Force whereby later his name was inscribed on the Ronald Reagan Memorial in Washington, D.C. Further, he was awarded the Colonel Aide de Camp by Gov. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.

Mr. Avery was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served under General Curtis LeMay in North Africa and Libya. Additionally, he was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Bill was an avid hunter, salt and fresh water fisherman, licensed fire arms collector, birddog lover and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and North American Hunting Club. In earlier days, he was selected Grand National Reserve Fat Cattle 4-H Champion Breeder. He was considered a lifelong learner and seasoned world traveler.

He was married Aug. 2, 1958, to Peggy Jean Rutland for nearly 55 years, who survives.

He is also survived by:

One daughter, Melissa Vosche' Rutland Avery, MD, MMM, FAAFP, CPE of Nashville.

Two sons, Anthony Marvin Avery, JD and member of Tennessee Bar Association and CW2 of the TNARNG of Union County, Tenn., and William Herbert Avery, Journey man Rodbuster retired, of Puryear, Tenn., formerly of Powell, Tenn.;

One sister, Carole Avery Hibbard of Knoxville, Tenn.;

Three nephews, Robert Francis Hibbard, William Michael Hibbard and Joseph "Nick" Avery Hibbard, all of Knoxville, Tenn.;

He also was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law: Julie Grant Avery.

A private graveside service will be held at the family cemetery.


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