Clyde Marion “Mike” Sellers

Published 4:44 pm Friday, January 27, 2017

Clyde Marion “Mike” Sellers, 86, of Johnson City, passed away Thursday morning, January 26, 2017, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sara Whitehead Sellers. He is also survived by a sister, Judy Sellers Danish, and brother, Tony Sellers, both of Rockingham, N.C., and brother, Stan Sellers, of Wallace, S.C. He was the son of the late Rev. Hobert and Mrs. Fay Bishop Sellers.
Services will be held at Sinking Creek Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 29, with Pastor Jason Hoagland officiating. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Masonic Honors will be given by Dashiell Lodge #238. Music for the service will be provided by gospel solo artist, Wesley Grey. The graveside service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Jason Hoagland of Sinking Creek Baptist Church presiding and Military Honors by Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, S.C. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Vincent Whitehead, Tim McKinney, Alan Taylor, William Horton, Tony Young and Tommy Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Whitehead, Paul Whitehead, Edward “Poage” Whitehead, Sinking Creek Deacons, members of the Carter County Gideons International and Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238.
Mike was an active member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He served as Vice-president of Carter County Gideons International, Vice-president of the Carter County Republican Party, former Chief Deputy Carter County Sheriff’s Department, member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, R.D. Keller Chapter #214 Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Tennessee, B.E. Wooton – Council #119 Cryptic Masons, Carter Commandery No. 37 Knights Templar, Jericho Shriners, and The American Legion.
Numerous medals were bestowed upon Mike during his 32 years of service in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant.
A special thank you to Jan Mullins Harper, his nieces,Vanessa Whitehead McKinney, Kim Whitehead McWherter, Johanna Stewart McNair, and various staff at the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Johnson City Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mike Sellers to the Sinking Creek Baptist Church Food Pantry for the needy, mailing address: 2313 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City TN 37601. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is serving the Sellers family.

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