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Doug Drinnon

Pastor Doug Drinnon, 84 of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Holston Valley Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Doug was born in Kingsport, TN on July 2, 1937, a son of the late Homer and Iva Lawson Drinnon. He has resided in this area his entire life. Doug was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army, and retired from Eastman Kodak in 1993 following 30+ years of service. He was a member and former Pastor of Island Road Evangelical Methodist Church, Blountville, TN. Doug will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, dad, papaw, brother and friend who loved to sing and play the harmonica, and spending time with his grandchildren and loved food.

In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his sister, Reba Sizemore. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Rosella Drinnon; daughters, Rachel Felgemacher and husband Michael of Kingsport and Tabitha Findley and husband Morgan of Jamestown, TN; sons, Roy Cline, Jr. and wife Tina of Gray, TN, Tony Drinnon of Knoxville, and Chris Drinnon and wife Kristen of Vero Beach, FL; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Retha Dale of Kingsport; brother, T.J. Drinnon and wife Diane of Chicago, IL; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am – 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral service will be conducted at 1:00pm, Tuesday in the chapel with Pastor Bradley Reider, officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park, with Military honors will be accorded by The American Legion, Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.

In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to Island Road Evangelical Church, 2799 Island Road, Blountville, TN 37617.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the Drinnon family.

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A candle was lit in memory of Doug Drinnon

PeggyGray taylor Jan 11 2022 11:54 PM

I am sorry I just heard about this.Will contact Retha .I started over to visit u retha and things got me busy.I ao so sorry /he always had a smile.Sorry Tj and family.

peggyJTaylor Jan 11 2022 11:49 PM

Tabitha, Chris, Tony & Rose. We are so sorry for your loss. Doug has been our pastor twice at IREMC. He was a good Godly man. He will missed by many. Prayers for y'all in this difficult time.
Denise, Marty, Amber Neal & Sallie Shivley

Denise Neal Jan 2 2022 12:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doug Drinnon

Denise Neal Jan 2 2022 12:41 AM

I have such fond memories of Bro. Doug. He married us in 1977 and was a part of our family for many years.We watched as the Drinnon children grew up and made lives of their own. Bro Doug was an inspiration to anyone who crossed his paths. I loved his voice as he sang the old hymns. The Model Church was my favorite. Please know you have our deepest sympathies. You will be in our continued thoughts and prayers. Our love to each of you.

Rw and Sandy Bethany Dec 28 2021 10:41 AM

Tony and Tonya and family
So sorry for your loss of your father, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

linda charldene barger Dec 28 2021 8:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doug Drinnon

linda charldene barger Dec 28 2021 8:36 AM

Rose, and family so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping all of you in our prayers.

Sonjua & Gus Harrell Dec 27 2021 12:23 PM

We have fond memories of Pastor Drinnon. Our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with you all. From the family of James and Joyce McMurray

James McMurray Dec 25 2021 12:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doug Drinnon

Kristi Fields Vinson Dec 25 2021 7:36 AM

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