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Claude Ray Revis

Claude Ray Revis, 86, of Sylva passed away,Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Morning Star Assisted Living. Claude was born on September 16, 1934 in Jackson County to the late Jewel and Gertrude Revis. Claude loved animals, and he enjoyed elk and bird watching. During his spare time, he enjoyed going hiking, fishing, gardening and camping. His favorite thing to do was riding the back roads, and he knew every back road around the Jackson County area. Claude and his wife of 60 years, Joyce Beck Revis, attended East Sylva Baptist Church.  Claude retired in 1991 after 39 years with Contel/GTE/Verizon.  He loved his telephone "family" and maintained close contact with many of them through the years.   

Claude is survived by his daughter, Jennie Kendrick (Richard) of Conway, SC; his son, Jerry Revis (Margaret) of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Kyle and Payton Revis; sisters, Nancy Sherrill and Sara Parker; brothers, George W. Revis and James Revis (Betty Jean). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Claude is preceded in death by his wife Joyce Beck Revis; five sisters (Mary Branson, Stella Dowis, Carolyn Middleton, Cindy Rigdon, Peggy Rigdon) and one brother (Bobby Joe).

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the excellent care given by the Morning Star staff.  

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the Revis family.

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Saddened by the news of Claude's passing. He will certainly be missed. I remember fun times growing up in Jackson County together with him and the whole family. May you feel God's comfort. James Turpin, Candler, 667-1444

James Turpin Jul 17 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry for you loss. We have always loved the Revis family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Thad & Leeunah Woods Jul 8 2021 12:00 AM

Jerry, I am sorry to her about your dad passing away> Sincerely, Benny Dillard

Ben Dillard Jul 7 2021 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of Claudes passing and extend condolences to his family. Many memories and all great, camping, trout fishing and some very adventurous back road trips including the underwater bridge. Rest In Peace our friend !

Jack and Gloria Richmond, Brooksville FL Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

A truly good man. I know no one who would say one bad thing about him. Everyone loved him and he will be missed by all. Thoughts, prayers and love to my family.

Betty Crawford Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about claude ray's death He always stopped and talked to me with a smile on his face. I will miss him.

Tom Jones Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

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