John D. LaFon, Sr.

Published 6:11 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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WINDSOR, NC – John David LaFon, Sr. departed his earthly home on May 29, 2022 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro, NC after a short illness.

Born on April 1, 1941 in Roanoke Virginia, he was youngest of three children. Growing up in the small farming community of Waiteville, West Virginia, he learned the values of hard work and dedication. He was a graduate of the 1959 class of Gap Mills High School in Union, West Virginia and the 1975 class of Roanoke Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC.

He was employed by West Virginia Department of Transportation and North Carolina Department of Transportation. John proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was assigned to the HHC 35th Engineer Battalion.

He was a faithful member of Askewville Baptist Church where he was active in the choir. He enjoyed watching his grandson play baseball, Edenton Steamers baseball, hit and miss engines, sightseeing, gardening, and canning as a pastime.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Askewville Baptist Church. Reverend. Zach Hicks will be officiating. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Ricky White, Jerry Castelloe, Ricky Morris, Richie Harden, T.J. Jernigan, and Don White.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Completely devoted to his family, his survivors include his son, John “David” LaFon, Jr. (Anita) of Edenton, NC; grandson, Hunter LaFon; his daughter, Lisa Belangia (Calvin) of Harrellsville, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his wife of 47 years, Brenda Jean Howard LaFon; his brothers, Roy Leonard LaFon, Jr. and Bill “Billy” LaFon; and his parents, Roy Leonard LaFon, Sr. and Pauline Earl LaFon.

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Walker Funeral Home of Windsor is serving the LaFon family.