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Landon Colvard, Sr.

July 29, 1921 September 22, 2010
Landon Colvard, Sr.
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Obituary for Landon Colvard, Sr.

Landon Colvard, Sr., 89 of Pikeville passed away at an area hospital on September 22, 2010. He was a member of the Pikeville Church of God. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and served during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion. Landon accomplished many things during his life and served in many capacities in the local government. He was a Tennessee State Senator from 1953-1955, and served as Bledsoe County'™s Clerk and Master and Register of Voters. Landon was preceded in death by his parents, William Sr. and Addie Colvard; four brothers, Leo Colvard, Norman Colvard, Phillip Colvard, Sr., and William Colvard, Jr., five sisters, Edith Colvard Duckett; Vivian Colvard Joyner; Amy Colvard; Sybil Colvard Seals, and Gladys Colvard Humble, one granddaughter, Amanda Hope Colvard Richards. He is survived and will be missed by his wife of 67 years, Hortense Graham Colvard; three sons, Landon 'œLaney' (Charlotte) Colvard, Jr., Thad Ronald 'œRonny' (Carol) Colvard; Daniel G. 'œDan' (Sue) Colvard; and 1 daughter, Rebecca Ann (Greg) Forgey, grandchildren, Lana Colvard; Thad (Tammy) Colvard; Amy Colvard; Angie (Rusty) Farley; Michael (Aimee) Colvard; Matthew Daniel Colvard; Melanie (Jeremiah) Johnson; Adam Forgey; Faith Forgey; fifteen great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. A celebration of his life will be held in the chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home on Saturday September 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Leroy Forgey and Ronny Colvard presiding. Burial with full military honors will be held at the Pikeville Cemetery following the service. The family will begin receiving friends at 4p.m. CST on Friday. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in Landon'™s honor to the Pikeville Church of God Building Fund, 544 Sequatchie Road, Pikeville, TN., 37367.

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