Johnnie "John" Lewis Hairston, Jr.

Edwardsville | Wednesday, June 9 2021 |

Johnnie “John” Lewis Hairston, Jr., age 79 of Edwardsville, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Belleville Memorial Hospital.

He was born December 13, 1941, in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of the late Johnnie Lewis Hairston, Sr. & Mary B. (Edwards) Hairston.

John was a lifelong resident of Edwardsville. He graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1959, where he was a member of the cross country team, after which, he attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. John started his career at Amoco Oil/British Petroleum (BP) in 1967, where he managed and supervised. John retired in 1996 with 29 years of service.

John is lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Joyce M. (Nash) Hairston, his two daughters, Yvette Hairston of Edwardsville, Darla Hairston of Glen Carbon, granddaughter, Kyla Hairston Jackson; seven brothers and sisters, Mary Ann (Robert) Harris; Lionel (Angie) Hairston, Theo (Gail) Hairston, Charlene (Jim) Miller, Kenneth (Bessie) Hairston, Maynard (Patricia) Hairston and Jeanne (Charles) Edwards.

John was a past member of the Goshen Oaks civic organization and the Masonic Lodge No. 42. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville.

A private family service will be held at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home and the burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

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Obit Provided By:
Weber & Rodney Funeral Home

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