John Harold Sinks

Born in Nashville, TN on August 18, 1962

Departed on January 27, 2019 and resided in Wartrace, TN

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John Harold Sinks passed away on January 27th at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Janene Sinks, son Austin Sinks, daughter Savannah Sinks, stepson Joshua Chappell (Rainee) and stepdaughter Ashley Chappell. Brothers Bill (Amanda) and Tim (Darlene) Sinks. Grandchildren, Jasmine Colbert, Mia Widenhofer, Sophia Chappell, Jackson Chappell, Emily Miles and Draxie Sinks. Nephews, Adam (Catherine) and Ryan (Leslie Sinks) and nieces, Abby (J.B.) Spaulding and Kendall Sinks. In-laws Roy and Sara (Kelly) Phillips. Great nieces, Sally Jo and Millie Anne Spaulding, Evie Dru and Ashlee Adele Sinks. Newest addition, great nephew Timothy Owen Sinks. His lifelong best friend Libby Williams (sister from another mother) and his dear Aunt, Gwynn Barber.

Preceded in death by parents William (Bill) and Darlene Sinks.

A Celebration of Life will take place on February 16th from 2-4 at Bluegrass Country Club, 550 Johnny Cash Parkway, Hendersonville, TN 37075. In lieu of flowers, the family has chosen the Alzheimerโ€™s Foundations for charitable donations.

Johnny was larger than life, knew no strangers and loved his family and friends with his whole heart. We are all now left with a hole in our hearts that can never be filled.

12 Comments to John Harold Sinks

  1. Robert Mckinnon
    February 5, 2019 6:07 pm

    Johnny was a kind man ,i haven’t seen Johnny in years but we would catch up on social media. Thoughts and prayers to Johnny’s wife and family.

  2. Elaine Fox
    February 6, 2019 9:04 am

    Bill and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Johnny’s death. We send our prayers and condolences to you and your entire family.
    Sincerely,
    Elaine (Butts) Fox and Rick Fox

  3. Larry R Dattilo
    February 7, 2019 9:52 am

    I had not seen Johnny in years but I reconnected with him on social media. He was always a super nice guy and I am saddened by his passing. It was obvious the love he had for his family. My prayers go out to them. R.I.P. Johnny.

  4. Laurie Rollins Drafts
    February 10, 2019 4:55 pm

    I will remember Johnny as a little boy scooting through my back yard, completely carefree, on his way to the old Bluegrass pool. During the summer, his gorgeous blonde hair was a great shade of green from the chlorine. Johnny loved that pool. My sincerest sympathies to the family.

  5. Gwynn Barber
    February 12, 2019 6:26 pm

    I’m sure going to miss our laughter and joking. You were a good buddy! Love you , Gwennie

  6. Pam Porter West
    February 13, 2019 12:28 am

    What an amazing friend and person! I have loved Johnny since I was a child, and as I told Libby he never ended a phone or text conversation without telling me how much he loved me. We were all blessed to have had him in our lives, and he will forever be in our hearts! Fly high my friend. See you on the other side . and btw.. I love you too !!

  7. Danny Armitage
    February 13, 2019 1:22 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill, Tim and the Sinks family. Mom, Dad, Donald and I were shocked to hear of this. While the years have past, the memory of youth lives on. Rest In Peace Johnny!

  8. Beth Ayers
    February 13, 2019 7:52 pm

    So saddened by this news! Lifting all the family and friends up in prayer! Went to school with him๐Ÿ˜ž

  9. Savannah Sinks
    February 14, 2019 5:02 am

    I remember one day when I was about 14 years old, I had a few friends over … Well, Dad had a nice little buzz and decided to cook him a pizza. When my friends and I walked into the kitchen we saw dad muching on his pizza. He looked up at us with such a serious yet funny expression and said ” I’m about to call Tony and tell him how good his pizza is” we all started cracking up. He said ” seriously, I’m going to have to call him up myself”
    We just laughed and laughed. Might be one of those “ya had to be there” moments.
    He was funny. Anyone who knows him knows that. He could light up a room.

  10. Duke Towe
    February 15, 2019 12:29 pm

    I was lucky enough to see Johnny a few times after 40 yrs.I was building in Beechgrove and he pulled up with his father in law.in his Ford pickup.Didnt quite recognize him at 1st til he smiled and got out.Right away I knew it was Johnny after seeing him smiling.Had lunch great to see him.I had talked a couple weeks before.I felt then and now there was a reason we reconnected.๐Ÿ™ to the Sinks family ๐Ÿ™ RIP ole friend ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  11. Roger and Tina Anderson
    February 16, 2019 7:40 pm

    What a great way to celebrate Johnnys life! Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill,Tim and Janene.It had been awhile since I spoke with Johnny,but He was a great friend. RIP

  12. Jimmy Tittle
    February 16, 2019 11:30 pm

    So sorry for the news that John passed. I remember him as a really great kid. My love to Billy
    And Timmy. Jimmy Tittle

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