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Obituary - Doug Wolaver




Doug Wolaver, age 81 passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home in Diana. He was a 3 time World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer and lifelong Farmer. Doug was a quiet spoken man who simply minded his own business, but was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Myron “Pap” and Jean Clark Wolaver. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Wakefield Wolaver of Diana, his brother, Jr. Wolaver and wife Gail of Diana, his sister Faye Davis of Nashville, his son Steve Wolaver of Diana, his daughter Kathy Wolaver of Cornersville, his granddaughter, Kerstie Wolaver, his sister-in-law Lisa Beech, and his nephews, Bryan and Blake Wolaver, Evan Beech, and Blake Gowan.

Visitation with the family will be held Monday, September 2, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Burial will follow at Diana Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Diana Cemetery Fund, c/o Jr. Wolaver, 2975 Diana Rd., Cornersville, TN 37047, the Diana Methodist Church, 2667 Mooresville Rd., Lewisburg, TN, 37091, or the Quatina M. Wolaver Foundation of Hope, c/o Summer Allmon, 49 Quick School Rd., Fayetteville, TN 37334. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home Pulaski, Tennessee 931-363-1533.

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