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Jon Barry ‘J.B.’ Sabin, 63, award-winning painter and sculptor

Jon Barry Sabin

SOUTHPORT — Jon Barry “J.B.” Sabin, 63, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017.

Jon was born March 30, 1954, to the late Joseph and Pattsie Sabin. He was a graduate of the Art Institute in San Francisco, and a veteran of the Coast Guard. Jon was an award-winning painter and sculptor. Jon enjoyed gardening and loved to get his hands dirty. He was an avid toy collector and had over a thousand Barbie Dolls.

As an artist, J.B. described himself as follows, “Currently, I’ve been experimenting with my background as a deconstructionist/reconstructionist artist in the Expressionist/Impressionist world of painting and photography. I’m using mixed media to show how complex it is being an older man in a culture that tries to conform us all … fit and sensual/sexual … “forever 18.”

Survivors include his brother, Patrick Sabin of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Marye Chastain of Dawsonville, Ga., Joanne Keener of Clyde, N.C., and Teresa Sabin of Southport, N.C.; and two nephews and three nieces.

A memorial service will be held in Charlotte, N.C., at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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