Martin Curtis Daves, age 82, of Andrews, NC passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Valley View Care Center.
He was born in Macon County, NC to the late Earlie Ervin and Florence Evelyn Waters Daves. Martin retired from Fort Motor Company in Sterling Heights, MI in 1993 as a quailty controller with 40 years of service. He moved back to the area in 1994 and was a member of the Valleytown Baptist Church. Martin enjoyed working in his garden, hunting, fishing and golfing. He also enjoyed children and puppies. Martin was a member of the Andrews Masonic Lodge #529 AF & AM and he was also a Shriner.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Daves.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Reba Jean Mosteller Daves; one son, Jeffrey S. Daves of South Lyon, MI; one daughter Jennifer Shepherd and husband Doak of Greenville, SC; one sister, Syrtta Owenby and husband Jerry of Andrews, NC; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews, NC. Pastor Eric Byrd and Rev. S.J. Waters will officiate. Masonic rites will be conducted by the Andrews Masonic Lodge #529 AF & AM. Burial will be in the Valleytown Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM, Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews, NC.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for children, 950 W. Farris Ave, Greenville, SC 29605.
The family would like to thank Valley View Nursing Home, their staff and Good Shepherd Home Health for their care. Also, we would like to thank all our family and friends who came to Brasstown Manor to visit.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.
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