Elwood L. Gavin

Published 1:08 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2012

FRANKLIN—Elwood Lee “Foots” Gavin, 79, died February 7, 2012.

A native of Harrells, N.C., he was a son of the late David John and Clell Carr Gavin and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Foots retired after 44 years of service from Union Camp Corporation and was an avid outdoorsman, a member of the Bronco Rod and Gun Club and a former Boy Scout Leader for Troop 125.

He was a member of Hunterdale Christian Church and was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Arthur Gavin; two brothers, Jimmie and Bobby Gavin; and his baby sister, Christine Gavin.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Gunn Gavin; three sons, E. Craig Gavin of Richmond, Cabot Lee Gavin and Melody Price of Chesapeake, and Charles A. Gavin and wife, Heather, of Richmond; a sister, Ruth Ezzelle of Harrells, N.C.; and eight grandchildren, Caitlin G. Argalas, Hudson Lee, Mari Kathryn, Barbara, Sam, Nicholas, Matthew and Sophia Gavin.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2012, at Hunterdale Christian Church with the Rev. Randy Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Spring Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wright Funeral Home and suggests memorials be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Memo: Elwood L. Gavin, 811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 204, Chicago, IL 60642, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.