John served in the US Air Force and was employed as a Union Electrician with Associated Electric at Thomas Hill Mine where he retired in 1993. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F & AM and Order of Eastern Star both of Newberry and the American Legion Post No. 22. His hobbies included woodworking, fly tying, fishing, bowling and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Delores K. Padgett; son Ray (Channon) Lockhart of Linton; daughters Melba (Mike) Henry of Newberry, Jonna (Bobby) Langston of Henderson, Ky., Penny Padgett of New Harmony and Sara (Lance) Artman of Clay, Ky.; and step-daughter Linda (Jay) Eslinger of Dugger. He had 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Marilyn Terhune and Nancy Miller.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 19 at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dick Smith officiating. Followed by Full Military Honors given by the American Legion Post No. 22 at the funeral home.
Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, November 19. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel of Linton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com