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SCANLON, DAVID H., III - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at UT Medical Center on October 24, 2014. He was the son of the late David H. Scanlon, Jr. and Elizabeth Rowland Scanlon. David was a graduate of Durham High School, class of 1954. He received his BS degree in forestry from North Carolina State University and his baster's degree in forestry at Yale University. He was employed by Firestone Rubber Corporation in Liberia until 1965, then worked for TVA in Norris, Tennessee, until retirement. David was an avid hiker. He hiked all the trails in the Smokies and hiked to Mt. LeConte over 900 times. He was an officer in the Great Smoky Mountains Association and Discover Life In America. David was a master gardener and a volunteer at Beardsley Community Farm. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, East Tennessee Historical Society, and Great Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. David is survived by his loving partner, Jewel Tabor; daughters, Lucy Scanlon Crider (Chris) of Sale Creek, TN, Elizabeth Scanlon (Jim Morrison) of Palm Springs, FL; former wife, Lucy Peirce Scanlon; grandsons, Zachary Vaughn, Chattanooga, TN, Jack and Jacob Crider of Sale Creek, TN; sister, Elizabeth Lytton (Tom Kuzenko) of Southport, NC; nephews, Robert Lee Lytton, Jr. of Durham, NC, and Joseph M. Lytton of Raleigh, NC. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 27th at Weaver Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, NC. A memorial service will be held at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church on Thursday, October 30th, at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beardsley Community Farm, 1719 Reynolds St. Knoxville, TN 37921. Condolences may be left at www.weaverfuneralservices.com Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.

Published by Knoxville News Sentinel on Oct. 26, 2014.
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I was so sorry to read of the death of David Scanlon. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, he sounds like a special man. My husband and I recently moved in to his childhood house and from the pictures, it seems he had many happy years here. We love the house, and your family is welcome anytime.
November 13, 2014
Jewel, I was so sorry to hear about Dave. He was a special friend to my dad, who loved hiking in the Smokies with him. My sincere condolences to you and the family.
Michelle Cooper Fleck
November 5, 2014
Very sad to hear of David's passing. He was my father's room mate at NCSU in the 50's. He was also a fraternity brother at Lambda Chi Alpha at North Carolina State Universit as was I. All of the alumni of LCA and my family offer our sincerest condolences to his entire family. Donald L. Holloway Class of 1982 NCSU
Donald Holloway
October 31, 2014
I always enjoyed talking with Dave and Jewell at the hiking functions. He was a true gentleman. My prayers are for Jewell and his children.
Lynda Bryan
October 30, 2014
One of the nicest things I have experienced was the opportunity to walk and talk with David when we hiked on Thursdays. He was serious, understanding, and fun. He will be sadly missed. My condolences to Jewel and David's family.
Don Coffman
October 30, 2014
Dear Jewel,

I met you at the Gruver-Cooley Family Reunion in Reliance, VA, back in June. David was always one of my extended family members whom I looked forward to seeing.

I am so saddened to learn of his passing. He will be missed by so many, and I will miss him at the reunions. Please accept my sincerest condolences extended to the entire family.
Nancy Weston Noel
October 29, 2014
Dave and my dad hiked many miles of the AT together. He was a wonderful friend to many and will be greatly missed.
Cindy Spangler
October 27, 2014
My condolences to all of Dave's extended family. I have fond memories of spending time in the mountains with Dave in years past and bumping into him on LeConte more recently.
Dick Ketelle
October 27, 2014
Monday, October 27,2014
My sympathy to the family.

Jeanette Zarger
October 27, 2014
Lucy, I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Dear Father. I know there are no words that can take away the pain you feel so I hope the coming days will bring you rest, give you peace, and help you draw strength from the Lord and all those around you. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Elle Forbes
October 27, 2014
I am very sorry to hear of Dave passing my condolences go out to his family.
I met Dave 10 years ago on Mt. LeConte, he was always a very positive and upbeat man. I counted on talking with him at every LeConte airlift.

Marsh Wilkes Perry Fl
October 27, 2014
Jewel, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Roe & Nell Southerland
October 27, 2014
Dave had such a gracious manor. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to his family
David Smith
October 26, 2014
I am sorry for your loss.
Many hugs for you
Nan Woodbury
October 26, 2014
I extend my deepest sympathy to the family during this time of loss and sadness,
William Hart, Jr.
October 26, 2014
As a fellow hiker in the Thursday hiker group,Sharen & I enjoyed being around you and Dave. We're sorry to hear of Dave's passing and hope your fond memories of him will help you through a difficult period in your life.

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
May God bless you.

Sharen & Dave Brown
Dave Brown
October 26, 2014
You will be missed. I will remember that you always had something positive to say.
Billie Cantwell
October 26, 2014
He graced us with his gentle soul once a week. Mt. LeConte will never be the same without Dave's smiling face greeting us as he walked through the door. His love for the Smokies was a true inspiration. We are all better people for having had him in our lives. He will be truly missed.
The Crew at LeConte Lodge
October 26, 2014
With deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Staff of Weaver Funeral Home
October 26, 2014
A wonderful caring soul...we met at Wilderness Wildlife Week in 2012 sharing a love of wildlife...and it was an honor to have known him. Deepest sympathy to his loved ones.
Lynne McCoy
October 25, 2014
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