Mr. John Edward Herndon, 86, of Hazlehurst died Oct. 8 at Hazlehurst Court Care.
Mr. Herndon was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Jeff Davis County. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Herndon and Julia Mae Long Herndon, daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Herndon Cochran (Bob) and brother, Randall Herndon. He had a strong work ethic all of his life, he loved hunting and fishing but his heart and soul was in farming his land and providing for his family.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Valeria Toumbleston Herndon of Hazlehurst; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Rhonda Herndon of Hazlehurst; daughter and son-in-law, Regina H. and Freddie Kight of Ohio; sister, Geraldine Powell (Winston) of Jacksonville; sister-in-law, Carolyn Herndon of Hazlehurst; brother-in-law, Stanley Toumbleston of Snipesville; grandchildren, Lacie Kight, Sloan Kight (Jeff), Kyle Herndon (Nikki), Bailey Herndon and Triston Herndon; great-grandchildren, Jadynn Halterman, Makaylla Kight, Savannah Kight, Rylee Halterman, Bentley Kight, Valerie Fenwick, Tucker Herndon and Callie Mae Herndon; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Oct. 12 in Bridgeford Church of God Cemetery with the Rev. David Miller and the Rev. Keith Yawn officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance.
Active pallbearers were Gunner Jackson, Chris Branch, Jerry Hand, Dobbie Cauley, John Randall Herndon, and Richard Stone.
A special thank you to Community Hospice and Hazlehurst Court Care, especially Mrs. Kadie Robbins who went above and beyond her daily choirs to make John’s stay more comfortable.
The Herndon family may be contacted at the Herndon resident, 114 Satilla Church Road.
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Wainright Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.