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12/01/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Nathan Soesbee

Dewey Nathan Soesbee
(08 Dec 1948 - 25 Nov 2020)

Newport News High School Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still more sad news today. Nathan Soesbee, Class of 1968, husband of Kathy Davis Soesbee ('68) of VA, and brother of Carole Soesbee Shaw ('62), Nancy Soesbee Seay ('67), and Jeff Sosebee, and brother-in-law of Gwen Davis Allen ('56) of VA, passed away in Hampton on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 just 13 days before his 72nd birthday. 

From the Daily Press and Peninsula Funeral Home - 12/01/20:

  Dewey Nathan Sosebee  


    HAMPTON - Dewey Nathan Sosebee of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Nathan was born on December 8, 1948 in Newport News, Virginia. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1968 where he met his wife Kathy Davis.

He went on to Chowan College and then on to graduate from Christopher Newport College with a BS degree in Information Technology.

He worked for many years at Howmet Corporation, Metro Information Service, Inc., and Smithfield Foods, Inc. He was a longtime resident of Hampton and lived in the Fox Hill area for the past 48 years.

Nathan was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Sosebee and Ruth Palmer Sosebee.

Nathan Soesbee
  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathy Davis Sosebee; daughters, Cheryl McVicar (Scott) and Cindy Parrish (Todd); four granddaughters, Emma McVicar, Gabby Parrish, Ellie Parrish, and Addie Parrish; three step-grandsons, Josh, Jacob, and Jordan Parrish; three siblings, Carole Shaw (Dennis), Nancy Seay, and Jeff Sosebee (Marcia); nieces, Lisa Strickland Jones (Mike), Robin Strickland Greene (Kelly), and Madison Sosebee; nephew, Chris DeSaye (Jennifer); sister-in-law, Gwen Davis Allen; and extended family and friends in Virginia and Georgia.

Nathan played basketball from childhood until he was 55 and Alzheimer’s would no longer allow him to play. He was a member of the school basketball teams at Newport News High School, Chowan College, and CNC, and continued to play at the YMCA and in the community. He loved photography, skiing, sailing, biking, scuba diving, and the outdoors. Later in life he enjoyed playing guitar, horseback riding, and motorcycling. He volunteered in the community for various community projects throughout the years.

The family would like to thank Interim Hospice Group for their support and care they gave.

A visitation will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and the funeral will be held on Friday, December 4, at 12:00pm, both at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News. The service will be live-streamed at The committal will follow the service on December 4, 2020 at Peninsula Memorial Park..

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Published in the Daily Press from December 1
to December 2, 2020.
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December 01, 2020 

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Rocky Howell

December 02 2020

Nancy and family, so sorry about Nathan's passing. I always remember his gentle spirit. Much love to you.

~ Connie Snapp DeBord

December 02, 2020

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Nathan's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:


  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.


"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04 

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