John "Jeek" Sensabaugh, 73, passed on from his earthly football field and basketball court to continue his God given athletic ability to play on the winning team on Monday, August 28, 2017 after an extended illness of 17 years.
Jeek was born in Stonega, VA. and moved to Kingsport at an early age. He graduated from Douglas High School and attended Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC. He was blessed with the ability to play football, basketball, and baseball and excelled in all of them.
Jeek was a veteran of the United States Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company, Polymers Department, as a chemical operator after 31 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Willie Mae and Richard Sensabaugh; maternal grandparents, Andy and Diana Cope; and mother and father-In Law, Mary and Cleveland Rutledge.
To cherish his memory he leaves his wife of 48 years, Pamela R. Sensabaugh; daughters, Meleka (Kevin) Arnett, of Memphis, TN., and Marchita Sensabaugh of the home; grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Akeyia, Wesley, Kayden, Braylon, Antonio, and NaTricia; three great grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Pauletta) Sensabaugh and Donnie Sensabaugh; sister Lois Vaughn of Roxbury, MA.; a special lifelong friend, James Sanders of Sacramento, CA.; aswell as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday September 1, 2017 at Central Baptist Church, 301 Carver Street, beginning at noon. The family will receive friends from 11 am until the hour of service. Pastor Joe Comage officiating. A military graveside service will be held at the VA National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN following the service.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City; Johnson City Medical Center - 2nd floor and ICU 2600 Unit and Select Specialty Hospital for their excellent care of Jeek.