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Jean McNabb

Jean McNabb 04 27 2016

Jean McNabb, 77, of Erwin, Tennessee died on April 22, 2016 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, after her long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia. Jean was the only child born to the late Florence Musik Kerr and Ernie Kerr of Erwin on March 3, 1939. An active student at Love Street Elementary and a Mascot and band member at Unicoi County High School, she made many life-long friends and married her childhood sweetheart Robert “Mac” McNabb on May 12, 1956. Their oldest son, Scott, was born in Johnson City as Jean started her journey as an Air Force wife. Jean and her family were transferred to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where her second son, Brian, was born; Goldsboro, North Carolina; Columbus, Mississippi; Cigli Air Base, Turkey; and Layton, Utah making trips back to Erwin over the years. Jean dedicated her life to raising her sons, then worked for the Ogden Women’s Clinic in Utah for over 25 years. After she and Mac retired, they moved to Crestview, Florida and eventually built their dream home on a wooded lot on Rock Creek. Jean had been a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Erwin since childhood, where she worshiped and sang in the choir. Jean had many interests such as antiquing, music, and cooking, but her passion was for animals. She had two beautiful dogs, Molly and Milly that she loved to spend time with, that offered her great comfort, and who will miss her very much. Jean is survived by her husband, Mac, of Erwin, her son Scott and wife Lisa of Leesburg, Virginia; her son Brian and wife Julie of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; her grandchildren Ryan and his wife Annie; Shawn McNabb and his wife Ashley; Krista McNabb, Cameron McNabb, Matthew Mettenheimer, Noah Mettenheimer, and Jacob Mettenheimer; her great-grandchildren Seth, Katie, Claire, Ava, and Kaitlyn; and brother-in-law Richard and wife Nova McNabb of Layton. She is also survived by many friends and relatives in the Tri-City area. Special thanks to cousins Jeanette Yates and Becky Peake and friends Dorothy Renfro and Edith Bennett for helping Jean during her illness. The East Lawn Funeral Home in Kingsport, Tennessee is in charge of arrangements; more information is available by calling 423-288-2081. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to your favorite animal rescue or C. Dog Run, 387 Georgia Street, Crestview, FL 32536. Better yet — consider rescuing a pet.