David Winfield Abee
May 16, 1938 – February 9, 2019
David Winfield Abee, 80, of Kingsport, passed away at home on Saturday (February 9, 2019) following a brief illness.
David was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church. He graduated from NC State with a degree in chemical engineering, and worked in the Research Department of Eastman Kodak, retiring in 1994.
David was preceded in death by his parents, James P. Abee & Alberta Abee Barker of Rutherford College, NC.
Surviving family members are his wife of 57 years, Sue Harkleroad Abee; their children, Mark Winfield Abee and Sharon Lisenby (Kent) and their sons, Austin and Carson; three sisters, Arlene Baker (Howard), JoAnn Hallyburton, and Nancy Jackson; nieces and nephews, Alice, Rick, Joy, Rex, and Eddie who loved him dearly; and his in-laws, Ruth Harkleroad, Charlie & Fay Weaver, Paulette Dean, and Burleigh Pearson and their children.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday (February 12, 2019) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Mountain View United Methodist Church (4405 Orebank Road Kingsport, TN 37664). A Celebration of Life Service will follow with Pastor Sam Ward officiating.
Committal services will be held following the funeral service on Tuesday (February 12, 2019) at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Apostles. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Mountain View United Methodist Church (4405 Orebank Road Kingsport, TN 37664).
Online condolences may be made to the Abee family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Abee family.
- Sue Harkleroad Abee, Wife
- Mark Winfield Abee and Sharon Lisenby (Kent) and their sons, Austin and Carson, Children
- Arlene Baker (Howard), JoAnn Hallyburton, and Nancy Jackson, Sisters
- Alice, Rick, Joy, Rex, and Eddie, Nieces and Nephews
- Ruth Harkleroad, Charlie & Fay Weaver, Paulette Dean, and Burleigh Pearson and their children, In-Laws
- James P. Abee & Alberta Abee Barker, Parents-Deceased
- Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
- A Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
- Graveside Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
David Winfield Abee
February 14, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
In Christ with love,
Dana, Charlie and Amanda Outlaw
February 13, 2019
Hi Sue, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of David. I wanted so much to come to his service and see you and family but I have had a virus all week. It's been many years since I have seen you but have happy memories of being close friends at Ketron and the many times I spent in your family home. I have been praying for you and your family as you grieve the loss of your husband and will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Love you always, Esther
February 10, 2019
Sharon and family
I am truly sorry for your loss. I know your Dad will be missed.
John and Nancy