David “Steve” Idles, of Clinton

David “Steve” Idles, of Clinton known to his friends as “Yeppie”, passed away at the age 63 on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center.  Steve was born March 7, 1958 in Anderson County to the late Henry and Nellie Idles.  Throughout his life Steve was an avid fisherman that loved watching Andy Griffith, going to Yard Sales, and listening to Trading Time on WYSH radio.  In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his brothers, Jim, Charles, & Donald Idles; sister, Denise Golden; mother of his children, Karen Landreth.  

He is survived by his loving daughters, Stephanie Davis & husband Chad of Clinton and Beth Barger of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Javen Barger, Bailey Barger, Kylie Barger, and Gracie Davis; sister, Charlotte Carter & husband Larry Tindell of Powell; sister-in-law, Tonya Roldan & husband Keith of Briceville; brothers, Vick Idles & wife Linda of Andersonville and Danny Idles & wife Viola of Clinton; brother-in-law, Allen Bullock of Clinton; father-in-law, Claude Bullock, Sr. of Clinton; several nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends. 

The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services to follow in the chapel.  His graveside will be 11:00 am, Wednesday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. 

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.  holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Yeppie. I always enjoyed waiting on him at the GitnGo and Town Talk. He was always so nice. Praying for your family.