Mr. John E. Hethcox, (LCDR, US Navy Ret.) a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the age of 87. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Jeffcoat Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Derek Gentle officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Hethcox is survived by his wife, Jean Claire Hethcox; daughter, Pamela Hethcox Burton; son, Scott Hethcox (Deb); four grandchildren, Hallie Burton, Brittany McQueen, Caleb Hethcox, Jacob Hethcox (Virginia); five great grandchildren and sister, Nancy Reynolds. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Katrina Hethcox; siblings, Mary Will McKay, David Hethcox, Jim Hethcox, Priscilla Bryant and Rebecca Ingram. John proudly served 24 years in the United States Navy, the Korean Conflict and three tours in Vietnam. After retirement, he owned and operated Hethcox Electric Company. He loved First Baptist Church of Tallassee, where he was a faithful member. He also enjoyed studying his bible and taking his turn teaching the Baraca Sunday School Class, where he served as president. He regularly attended Gene Lawrence’s Breakfast Club, a local men’s prayer group, where he was the official coffee maker. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Jeffcoat Funeral Home, Tallassee, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1279 Friendship Road, Tallassee, Alabama, 36078.
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