The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


September 5, 2013

Arthur McNutt

Arthur Lee McNutt, 84, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Athens-Limestone Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born July 26, 1929.  A native of Sullivan County Tennessee and a longtime resident of Colonial Heights, he had recently moved to Athens.

He was a graduate of Sullivan High School and a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. Arthur retired from the Research Division of Eastman Kodak in 1986 after 33 years. Before failing health, he had attended Colonial Heights United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Annie Lovie Epperson McNutt; two brothers Keith W. and Elmer M. McNutt, a sister, Edna M. Hoover,  and an infant grand-daughter, Katherine S. McNutt.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Thelma McQueen McNutt; two beloved sons, Russell Lee and wife Connie McNutt of Athens and Robert Keith and wife Rebecca McNutt of Meridianville.; three grandchildren, Adam K. and wife Leslie McNutt, serving as missionaries in India, Daniel B. McNutt of Madison, and Margaret “Maggie” McNutt of Meridianville; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Catherine of India, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport, Tenn. Funeral services will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Robert Burlingham officiating. Limestone Chapel Funeral Home assisted the family with local arrangements.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Sermon on the Mount in Oak Hill Memorial Park Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Daniel McNutt, Terry Head, Tommy Head, Mike McQueen, Keith Mays and John Sandidge. Honorary pallbearer is Wannah H. McQueen Jr. The flag will be given at the grave.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, TN 37663.

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