Richard “Rick” Gordon Sentelle
May 15, 1943 - September 9, 2021
Richard Gordon Sentelle, 78, passed away suddenly on September 9, 2021 at Morristown Hamblen Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Sentelle Pellett, father, Gorden Sentelle, and sister, Christine Sentelle Smelcer. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Darlene Sentelle, daughter, Amy Hoyle (Scott), brother Rusty Sentelle, and grandsons Noah and Elijah, niece Ellen Partin, great-nephew Erik Partin, brother-in-law Lou Gentry (Donna), nephew Beau Gentry, stepsisters Deb Weiler (Jim) and Ruth Manville (Gary), Pat Pellett.
Loved by those who knew him best. Educated to design machinery. Destined to maintain the facilities of the church. Retired to write poetry and prose. Born into sin. Reborn to new life. Freed from bondage. Heir to Heaven.
The family will have a private viewing Sunday, September 12, at Mayes Mortuary in Morristown. Those who wish may come and sign the register. He will lie in state Sunday afternoon. A graveside will be held Monday morning, September 13, at 11:00am at Bethesda cemetery with Tony Buchanan and Alan Duncan presiding.
In lieu of flowers, we request donations in memory of Richard Sentelle be given to the building fund of Manley Baptist Church (PO Box 14153, Morristown, TN 37814).
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