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David Tevis

August 29, 1948 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 72)


Mr. David Tevis, 72, of Owingsville, passed away Wednesday at St. Claire Healthcare in Morehead. He was the son of Ray and Ethel Tevis of Van Lear, Kentucky. 

The devoted husband of Margaret Jean Bradley Tevis and beloved father of Elizabeth Dawn Tevis Lippman of Winona, Minnesota, and Sarah Katie Tevis Hostetter of Russell, Kentucky. David cherished his red-headed sweetheart in marriage for more than 48 years.

He is also survived by five grandchildren and cherished sister, Joyce Tevis Vanhoose of Paintsville, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews.

A Vietnam Veteran, he earned his degree in Education from Asbury University and his Master's degree in Business Administration from Morehead State University. Known as a man of wide-ranging talent, passion and skill. He was a teacher in English, business, drama, and more at Northwest High School and New Boston High School of Scioto County, Ohio before retiring to his farm in Owingsville, Kentucky, where he fulfilled his dream of farming and enjoyed many tractor rides with his grandchildren. He demonstrated through daily intention and example the importance of living a life of integrity and service. 

David's keen intellect was matched only by his profound sensitivity to and love for his people and place. He was a faithful husband, father, and friend - a poet, landscape artist, humorist, musician, builder and tender - hearted dreamer.

He was an enthusiastic member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling. He is deeply missed and always greatly loved. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

Reverend Austin Lewis and Reverend Chris Wells will be officiating. 

Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements. 


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Funeral Service
May 29, 2021

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church
925 Woodford Drive
Mount Sterling, KY 40353

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