Kevin Laverne Van Liew, 59, of East Ridge, passed away March 17, 2023 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 22, 1963 in Grand Rapid, Mi. to Gerald and Sharon (Robinson) Van Liew. Kevin was dedicated to serving and assisting his fellow man. He was a private investigator, security officer and an intelligence officer. He was also a firearm enthusiast. He was a lifelong mechanic and owned a business with his brother. In Kevin's spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and fulfilled his musical interest by playing the accordion, harmonica and the musical saw. Kevin also had a love for animals. He was of the Jewish faith and he will be missed by his family and loved ones.
“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.”
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Orva (Hawkins) Robinson and Stuart and Geraldine (Larson) Van Liew; his brother, Kyle Van Liew; his father, Gerald Van Liew; and daughter, Lynae Rogers.
Kevin is survived by his mother, Sharon Van Liew; his wife, Sandra Van Liew-Rogers; his son, Nicholas (Samantha) Rogers; and his loved grandson, Dustin. Kevin was also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Special thanks to Melba Gale Thomas (hospice nurse) and East Ridge Fire and Rescue for all of their assistance.
The family will have a private memorial at a later date. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in the form of donations to the East Ridge Tennessee Police Department.
Final arrangements are being handled by Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland Chapel. Visit the online guest book to leave warm words of encouragement and precious memories for the family.