Mr. John Hamilton Bookhardt, 73, of Hazlehurst, passed away June 22 at his residence.
Mr. Bookhardt was born Oct. 14, 1946, in Jeff Davis County. He retired from Hazlehurst Mills and was a veteran of the Navy, where he served in the Vietnam War. He was an active member of The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church. Mr. Bookhardt was an avid hunter and fisherman all his life. He was a skilled longbow hunter, dog trainer, and gardener. He was a great father, brother, husband, and friend. He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Lee Bookhardt, and mother, Eva Lou Walker Bookhardt, brother, Calvin Bookhardt, son Little John Bookhardt, and a daughter Kattie Casandra Bookhardt Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Creamer Bookhardt of Hazlehurst; daughters, Jamie Patricia Hughes (Leland) of Baxley, Jessica Hope Bookhardt-Snyder (Jonathan) of Carrollton, Megan Marie King (Joel) of Hazlehurst, Amiee’ Teresa Green (Troy) of Snipesville, and Hannah Louise Bookhardt of Savannah; sons, Wesley Howard Bookhardt of Snipesville, and Shane Miles Bookhardt (Anna) of Springfield; step-son Charles Brian Creamer of Hazlehurst; sisters, Sara Jo Dorsey of Mt. Zion, Daniela Bookhardt of Mt. Zion, June McEachin of Hazlehurst, and Brenda Tuten (Larry) of Varneville, S.C.; brothers, Edward Bookhardt of Orlando, Fla., Jesse Bookhardt (Eleanor) of Rock Spring, and James Bookhardt (Ann) of Denton; grandchildren, Brianna Hughes, Matthew Hughes, Elliot Snyder, Everett Snyder, Judson King, Jeb King, Tera Green, Dylen Green, Tori Green, Daniel Bookhardt, Flint Bookhardt, Erica Solomon (Corey), John Bush (Jamie), Caitlin Creamer, and Cody Creamer; great-grandchildren, Landon Solomon and Paisley Solomon; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held June 24 at Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Tyrone Hutchinson, the Rev. Roger Daniels, and the Rev. Van McCall officiating.
Active pallbearers were Wesley Bookhardt, Shane Bookhardt, Bruce Johnson, John Bush, Matthew Hughes and Daniel Towns.
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