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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Monday January 10th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Monday January 10th, 2022

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Mountain Home National Cemetery
Wednesday January 12th, 2022

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David Ring

David Ring, 84, of Kingsport, died Saturday night, January 1, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center, following an extended period of poor health. He was born in Pound, VA, and lived in Kingsport since early childhood. David graduated from Sullivan High School, class of 57, where he played football. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Arcadia United Methodist Church, the Moose and Eagles Lodges, and he retired from Eastman.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Iva Ring and several brothers. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Charlene C. Ring; daughter, Laura Ring Chang and husband Curtis; son, Jeremy Ring; grandson, William Lee Ring; six brothers; fourteen half-brothers and sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends, Monday, January 10, 2022 from 6-7pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will be conducted at 7pm in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Grover Starnes officiating.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:00am at Mountain Home.

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So sorry to hear about David, Your family is in our prayers. Thank you all for letting us use your barn for our senior '81 float and graduation party. And for letting Tim live in your trailer. We love you and miss all of you! We would be there were we not quarantined.

Dawn Vicars Hodges Jan 10 2022 8:35 PM

I was saddened to read David's obit. I have many fond memories, mostly at Colonial Heights Eagles, of you two. I will be unable to attend visitation and funeral due to just spending a week in the hospital.

Wade Dykes Jan 10 2022 2:24 PM

Our family just learned last evening of David's passing and wanted to send our love from all of Bill & Sara's family, Wayne, Pam & Neal! Even though it has been years since we were with David, we remember & miss those early times.

Pam Chaniott Higdon Jan 10 2022 2:03 PM

I have warm memories of our youth in the 60s when Dave and Charlene were dating. They were often at my home on Sevier Street.

Ted Walker Jan 10 2022 10:47 AM

I worked with Dave at Eastman for many yrs, such a great guy, lots of fun always, and we ran into each other playing golf for our church golf teams. Will miss him lots, my prayers are with the family!
Sincerely, Steve Stafford

Steve Stafford Jan 9 2022 6:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Ring

Mary Brackett Jan 8 2022 11:34 PM