BORN: July 1, 1943   DIED: August 9, 2017


 Ronald Gordon ""Ron"" Daves, 74, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on August 9, 2017. Ron was born in Ellenboro, North Carolina, to Roy and Hester Beam Daves. Ron graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1968, and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965. He was an investigator for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission for several years before receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Ron was a member of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC and practiced in the area of labor and employment law since 1986.

Ron is preceded in death by his mother and father, Roy and Hester Daves, step-mother Hazel Daves, and his step daughters Jenny Berg and Kirsten Berg Newman. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen Cottrell Daves; sons, David (Marti) Daves, Scott (Karen) Daves, and Ronald Gordon ""Chip"" Daves; grandchildren, Meredith, Emily and Chad Daves, and Emily Cottrell Newman; brother, Gerald ""Jerry"" (Nancy) Daves, and sisters, Connie Daves Cavanaugh and Betty (Giles) Grandy.

Ron was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church. He was known for his caring personality. He enjoyed going above and beyond in helping others. His tender heart and loving character were shown in his relationship with Karen. He and Karen enjoyed going to the movies, playing Scrabble at all hours of the night, and taking scenic drives together. Ron had a love for motorcycles and enjoyed boating, fishing and being outdoors with family and friends. 

There will be a private graveside service on Sunday, August 20, 2017. A Celebration of Life and gathering will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the KiMe Fund, c/o East Tennessee Foundation, 520 West Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. 

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