Cathy was born in Elizabethton to the late Smith W. Davenport, Sr. and Liddie Pearl Carter Davenport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Davenport, Pharas Davenport, Leroy Davenport, Donnie Davenport and Maynard Davenport; two brothers-in-law, George Lewis and Dan Wilson; two sisters-in-law, Norma Davenport and Shelby Davenport; and her mother and father-in-law, Myrtie and Herman Deal.
Cathy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and was a member of Hampton First Baptist Church. She had worked as a payroll clerk for the City of Elizabethton. She loved to travel, especially to the beach. Cathy enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family and her countless friends. She also loved to read.
Those left to cherish her many wonderful memories include her husband, Charles “Sonny” Deal, of the home; her daughter, Rhonda Clay, of Johnson City; her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Renee Cretsinger, of Johnson City; her step daughter, Michelle Stevens, of Elizabethton; her step son, Danny Deal, also of Elizabethton; three sisters, Liddie Lewis, Mary Boggs and Lorna Wilson, all of Johnson City; her brother, Smith Davenport, Jr., of Hampton; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Peggy Davenport, Betty Bradley, Carol and David Beeler and Roger and Diane Deal; five grandsons, Casey and Samantha Baker, J.D. Clay, Brandon Buchanan, Richard Buchanan and Jacob Deal; one granddaughter, Kayla Buchanan; four great grandsons, Braylen Baker, Hunter Buchanan, Lucas Buchanan and Kyler Buchanan; three great granddaughters, Taylor Stevens, Ella Baker and Sonny Banjo Clay. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her special friends, Pat and Bud Wishon, Ruth Roberts, John, Katie and Karen Rednour, Becky and Terry Brumitt, Donna and Tracy Proffitt, Joy Bell’s Class and members of HFBC.
A service to celebrate the life of Cathy G. Deal will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday, April 22, 2019 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Matthew Pollock and Pastor Norman Markland, officiating. Music will be under the direction of David and Ellen Pollock. The family will receive friends from 4:30 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Monday or at the residence at any time.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the Whitehead Cemetery in Butler, Tennessee. Active pallbearers will be Cathy’s grandsons and family. Honorary pallbearers will be John Rednour, Bud Wishon, Goat Davenport, Dave Beeler, Roger Deal and Johann Coetzee. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, to go in procession to the cemetery.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Hale Community Ministry, 1301 Arney Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to Hampton First Baptist Church, 407 1st Avenue, Hampton, TN 37658.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Cathy and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.