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Gary Allen Selby, Sr.

Kingsport - Gary Allen Selby, Sr., age 55, passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Gary lived most of his life in Kingsport. He attended Sullivan South High School then began a career in sales, although many believed his calling was to be a stand-up comedian.

He later made his father proud by following in his footsteps becoming a Lead Technician in the telephone fiber optic electronic equipment installation and repair industry.

When illness struck, Gary was confined to working at home, owning and operating a small woodworking shop.

Gary was preceded in death by both sets of paternal and maternal grandparents.

He is survived by his parents John Selby and wife Catherine. Vera Lane Jeffers and husband Ron; his three sons, Gary "Allen" Selby, Jr., Stephen Phillip Selby, Sr., both of Blountville and Brady Lee Hite of Kentucky; One young lady who held the title of daughter in his heart, Randi Nicely; Two grandsons Stephen "Phillip" Selby, Jr. and Neyland Chase Hite. A bonus granddaughter Genesis Grim; two brothers, Daryl and James Selby; one sister Gina Selby Compton; two step brothers Tony and Mark Cox.

Due to the Covid crisis, there will be a future private inurnment ceremony for close friends and family only.

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Gary… I can't believe you are gone. I will miss our talks and all of your shenanigans! You were a great friend! Love you buddy!

Angie Chase Hood Jan 15 2022 12:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Selby, Sr.

Angie Chase Hood Jan 15 2022 12:00 PM

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Dad Jan 14 2022 2:59 AM

I still can\'t believe this is real. You were my best male friend since all the way back in high school. I knew I could always depend on you. Never one disagreement or harsh word between us - ever - only good times. I loved you and I will always miss you!

Lisa Doran Jan 14 2022 1:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Selby, Sr.

Lisa Doran Jan 14 2022 1:21 AM

RIP Gary..I just saw you Saturday. I'm amazed at how suddenly you were gone. I know your heart was with Jesus, we talked about it. I hope he's laughing at all of your silly jokes and one liners! Prayers for your family....

Stacie Houseright Jan 13 2022 9:34 PM

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PK Selby Jan 10 2022 8:14 PM

I\'m broken hearted this man was an amazing friend father son and person in general. RIP Gary Selby I love you

Amy O'Quinn Jan 10 2022 5:21 PM

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Amy OQuinn Jan 10 2022 5:19 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss Vera . To loose a child is never easy . You and your extended family are in our prayers .. with love from our house to yours . Myshell and Bob miller , Kingsport. Tn

Myshell miller Jan 9 2022 7:44 PM

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