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.
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Jean was the only child born to the late Florence Musik Kerr and Ernie Kerr of Erwin on March 3, 1939.
An active student, Jean made many life-long friends and remarried 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 lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where her second son, Brian, was born; Goldsboro, North Carolina; Columbus, Mississippi; Cigli AFB, 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 to be closer to family.
Jean was an active member of the Live Oak Baptist Church in Crestview, where she worshipped and sang in the choir.
She 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.
Survivors are her husband, Mac, of Erwin, her son Scott and wife Lisa of Leesburg, Virginia; her son Brian and wife Julie of Fort Walton Beach; her grandchildren Ryan McNabb 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 McNabb, Katie McNabb, Claire McNabb, Ava McNabb, and Kaitlyn McNabb; and brother-in-law Richard and wife Nova McNabb. Her survivors include many cousins and relatives in Tennessee.
The family sends 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 or as Jean would say, let a pet rescue you.
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Kingsport, TN 37664
Published in The Crestview News Bulletin from May 26 to June 25, 2016