Offie Silvers, age 84, Flag Pond went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 21, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Flag Pond and a son of the late George and Marietta Blankenship Silvers. Offie was a farmer, worked in a sawmill, and cut timber all his life.
In addition to his parents, Offie was preceded in death by one son, David Tipton on March 05, 2005; twelve brothers and sisters.
Offie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of sixty four years, Eileen Tipton Silvers; two daughters: Lib Woodward, Flag Pond, Jeannette Porter and husband, Larry, Limestone; one daughter-in-law, Dottie Tipton, Flag Pond; one brother, Harrison Silvers and wife, Rellie, Flag Pond; two grandsons: Mitcheal Hensley, Flag Pond, Josh and Renea Tipton, Telford; five granddaughters: Chasity and Lyle Ross, Telford, Kim and Nicholas Tucker, Amber and Nick Fender, all of Erwin, Erica Porter and Darren Kelley, Elizabethton, Cassey Pridgen, Flag Pond; twenty great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home, and other times at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M., Reverend Craig Shelton will officiate. Music will be provided by the Sweetwater Church of God singers. J.B. Watts, Carroll Watts, Nick Tucker, Mab Silvers, Harold Byrd, Ronnie Silvers will serve as pallbearers. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Silverstown Cemetery, Flag Pond. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:55 P.M. Tuesday.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to J.B. Watts and Carroll Watts for all they have done to help Offie and the family.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Silvers family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Silvers family. (423) 743-1380.