MILBURN “MIB” LEON ICENHOUR -
Milburn ‘Mib’ Leon Icenhour, age 89, of 707 Wilcox Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee following an extended illness. He was born on July 27, 1924 in Mountain City TN to the late Samuel Icenhour and Vina Brookshire Icenhour.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Wilcox Icenhour; a son, Earl Leon Icenhour; a sister, Betty Kate Icenhour; four brothers, Elmer Icenhour, Cliner Icenhour, Marvin Icenhour and John Icenhour; and one great grandson, Christopher James. Mib was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was a former Milk Hauler and former employee of Iron Mountain Construction. Also he was a member and deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was a WW II veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a Member of the D.A.V. He loved farming, fishing, horses and trains.
Survivors include three daughters: Shirley Potter and husband Rick, Mountain City, TN, Judy Icenhour of the home, Joyce Icenhour, Mountain City, TN; two sisters: Bonnie Wilcox, Avondale, PA and Elizabeth Dunn, Mountain City, TN; three brothers: Jim Icenhour and wife Villas, Mountain City, TN, Joel Icenhour and wife Margaret Mountain City, TN, Warren Icenhour, Avondale, PA; three grandchildren: Amy Sluder, Elizabethton, TN, Jason Leon Bunting, Blountville, TN and Teresa Clark, Elizabethton, TN; eight great grandchildren: Brady Potter, Samuel Blevins, Nathan Clark, A.J. Sluder, Madison Bunting, Charity Bunting, Hope Farmer and Christian Farmer.
Funeral services were conducted at 8 pm. Saturday September 21, 2013 from the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Spencer, Rev. Sam Icenhour, and Rev Rick Thomason officiating. Music was under the direction of Lindsay Deboard and the church choir. Pallbearers were Jon Sluder, Jessee Street, Jason Bunting, Sam Blevins, Brady Potter, John Wilcox, Johnny Wilcox, and Brad Clark. Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Icenhour, Billy Icenhour, Jimmy Jennings, Chip Wilcox, Wayne Gambill, Rob Wilcox, Squeak Icenhour, and the Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.
The family received friends from 6 until 8 pm prior to the funeral service. Military graveside services were conducted on Sunday September 22, 2013 at 2 pm from the Johnson Cemetery, accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. At other times the family will receive friends at the residence, 707 Wilcox Road, at anytime. On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsoncountyfuneralhome.com
Johnson County Funeral Home is serving the Icenhour Family.