Van J. Northington, 61, of Elizabethton, Tenn., now at peace with his Lord, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born in Baltimore, Md., but had resided in Carter County for the past six years. He was the son of the late Verlon J. and Alma Honeycutt Northington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Vincent J. Northington.
Mr. Northington was retired from the Patapsco and Back River Railroad. He was of the Christian faith and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dundalk, Md.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Carol Champ Northington, of the home; a daughter, Tina Ellis and husband Steven, Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Allan K. Northington, Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Gloria A. Northington of Alabama; five grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda L. Northington, Baltimore, Md. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A gathering of remembrance visitation for Mr. Northington will be conducted from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Northington family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.