Hugh A. Sullivan

Published 4:13 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hugh A. Sullivan, 77, of Johnson City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 17, 2019, surrounded by family at his home. He was born in Butler, Tenn., and was the son of the late Millard and Nellie Leonard Sullivan.
In addition to his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by his brother, Mack Sullivan; sisters, Katie Shafer and Ruth Markland and her husband Mack; nephews, Stephen Markland and McDaniel Markland; and brother-in-law, Larry Smith.
Hugh was a native of Old Butler and rode the last bus out in 1948, when Watauga Lake was filled. He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. He was the owner of Reman Distributors and co-owner of Carolina Clutch and Brake Rebuilders.
Hugh enjoyed taking bus tours and attending car and tractor shows. He mostly loved spending time with his wife, daughter, and granddaughters. Hugh felt that his major accomplishment in life was when he came to know Jesus as his personal Savior. He was a charter member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish Hugh’s memory include his loving wife of 57 years, Norma Faye Sullivan; their daughter, Tamara Day and her husband Tom; granddaughters, Ansley Tillett and her husband Brett, and Leah Johnson and her husband Morgan; sister, Edythe Smith; sister-in-law, Carole Sullivan; special brother-in-law, Gene Harvell and his wife Dianne; special sister-in-law, Brenda Hardin; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sherry and David Pollock.
The family would like to thank Dr. Frank Forbush, Dr. Stephen Fry, Dr. Christopher Mathews, the Radiology Department at Holston Valley Medical Center, and the staff of Amedysis Hospice for the loving care provided to Hugh over the years.
The family will greet friends to share memories on Friday, November 22, from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City. The family will honor Hugh’s life at 2:30 p.m. during a graveside service in the Mausoleum Chapel of Washington County Memory Gardens with Pastor Rich Murray, Morgan Johnson (Pastoral Resident, Hope Community Church, Nashville, Tenn.), and Pastor James Cambron officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Harvell, Tom Day, David Pollock, Craig Owens, Wayne Browder, Robert Hughes, Richard Tittle, and members of Mountain View Baptist Church. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 2:20 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Haven of Mercy for holiday meals, 123 W. Millard Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to Mountain View Baptist Church, 4005 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be shared at
Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Sullivan family.

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