Jack E. Hann, Sr.

Jack E. Hann, Sr.

Cumberland Times-News

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. - Jack E. Hann, Sr., 69, formerly of Cumberland, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

Jack was born June 1, 1936, to the late Dory L. and Caroline (Beck) Hann. He was preceded in death by one sister, LaVerne Kershner.

Survivors include his loving and supportive wife, Roma; one son, Jack Hann Jr., and wife Cheryl, Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, Karissa Johnson and husband Keith, Conyers, Ga., and Terri King and husband Rod, Covington; a halfsister, Clara Robertson and husband Ed, Meyersdale, Pa.; and a brother, Jon Wes Hann and wife Lois, Frostburg. Jack also had four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Jack graduated from Fort Hill High School, class of 1954, where he was active in varsity sports. He received his bachelor of science degree from Frostburg State in 1959 and taught in the Montgomery County School System before entering the retail field where he held upper management positions with Tristate Discount Centers and Hill's Department Stores. After his recovery from Hodgkin's disease in 1985, he embarked on a highly successful career as a financial advisor with American Express, where he remained until retirement.

His 21-year battle with cancer was an inspiration to all who knew him. Surviving many invasive surgeries at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Jack continued to serve the Lord at Holy Mt. Baptist Church in Kingsport. In addition to teaching Sunday School, he served for many years with a jail ministry called "Starting Point" until poor health prevented him from continuing. Jack impacted the lives of many with his Christian witness and testimony.

Viewing and services were held on Thursday, May 25 at Holy Mt. Baptist Church, Kingsport. Pastor Jerry Musick officiated characterizing Jack as a true follower of Jesus Christ. Brother Wes, in his remarks, included a letter Jack had written to nephew, Daryl Bosley, who was terminally ill and passed away in July 2005. His letter, in part, stated that he had learned first hand that we all live under the threat of death. Not only physical, but spiritual death as well. He then outlined the plan of salvation to Daryl who was responsive in accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

Graveside services were conducted on Friday, May 26, at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Holy Mountain Baptist Church, 3121 Ashley St., Kingsport, TN 37660.

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