Kenny Sartain

Born in Nashville, TN on January 14, 1968

Departed on January 7, 2021 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Kenneth Wayne (“Kenny” “Big Foot”) Sartain, age 52 of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

He was born on January 14, 1968 to Martine Yeargin and the late Louis L Sartain, Jr. in Nashville and is a 1986 graduate of White Creek High School. He worked for the last 25 years as a land surveyor and was the field crew manager for Gam Engineering.

Kenny enjoyed races at Highland Rim and the Nashville Fair Grounds. Memories of fishing trips to the lake and numerous beach vacation were just some of the many memories shared. He loved to help other when they fell on hard times. Kenny was truly someone you could depend on no matter the situation. He was an outstanding cook and grill master, carpenter and mechanic on older cars.

Kenny was a beloved son, husband, dad, granddaddy and friend.

In addition to his father, Louis L. Sartain, Jr. Kenny is preceded in death by his sister, Jeannie L. Sartain.

He is survived by his wife Wilma B. Sartain; children, Dylan L. Sartain and Rebecca (Chris Prisco) Sartain; mother, Martine Yeargin and Judi Sartain; stepchildren, Jessie (Jaye) Ivy, Harley Sartain and Erin Buttrey; grandson, Wyatt Ivy; nephews, Chris (Amelia) Sartain and Cody Sartain; niece, Brittany Jones and dear friend, Valuxsa & Brandon Scott, Michael House and Mike Christopher.

A Life Celebration will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 11am with Brother David Estes officiating at Springfield Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 2pm in the Sartain Cemetery in Manchester, TN with Brandon Scott, Michael House, Bobby Dixon, Jeremy Moore, Josh Butterworth, Mike Christopher, Marty Birdwell and Jaye Ivy serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 12th from 4-8pm then again on Wednesday from 9am until the time of service. Online condolences can be made at

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437

8 Comments to Kenny Sartain

  1. Ruthie Curbow...Vanderbilt Emergency Department says:

    So very sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers friend.

  2. Neil & Sandy Miller says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are being sent to you & your family at this most difficult time.

  3. Ashley Kay Sartain says:

    i love you so much. i was your first niece. i know your in a better place up there with papaw and my mama (your sister) .
    im so hurt there was so much unsaid and left open and i pray to god that you can hear me when i pray at night and im just down here with all these racing thoughts in my head. i love you so much uncle kenny. i really down to the bottom of my heart love u and will miss you.

  4. Tony and Jackie Bates says:

    Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

    May your memories be a blessing.

  5. Victoria Radford says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, your Back Roads family

  6. Terri & Robert Haviland says:

    I wish I weren’t quarantined with COVID and could be there to hug you all. Kenny was a great man and as my cousin he was always there for me. I will continue to pray for you all in this difficult time. I love you!

  7. Paulette says:

    I so sorry for your lost my prayers are with you and the family

  8. Lindsey Yeargin says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Kenny Wayne. He was always so kind to me at our yearly family Christmas gatherings. I know he was very loved and will be greatly missed.

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