John B. Haddock

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January 17, 1923 - May 13, 2019
Born in Chattanooga, TN
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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John B. Haddock of Saint Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 96 on Monday, May 13, 2019. Loving husband of 66 years to Betty Haddock; beloved son of the late Jesse and Maggie Haddock; devoted father of Suzanne (Larry) Thompson; dearest brother of the late Grady (Frances) Haddock, the late Ruth (Virgil) Hale, and the late Euthema (Carson) Deaton; dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

John served proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He had a successful career in sales with the railroad industry for over 37 years, and he retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad.  He was a devoted man of faith and a deacon in the Baptist church for many years.  He volunteered and played the organ for more than 30 years.

John loved music and enjoyed listening to hymns.  After he retired, he played piano at nursing homes and retirement communities.  He had a special place in his heart for nature and he took great pride and care in making sure his flowers and landscaping were always in fine shape.  He always stayed active and had a seemingly endless amount of energy to take his bicycle out on daytrips.  John was dearly loved and will missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to Lutheran Senior Services Hospice Care.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Terri Hereford May 15, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    John is so special to my family! We met them as our neighbors when we moved to Louisville, Ky. in 1965. They were the best neighbors and friends our family ever had! As I was growing up John became like a second father taking my sister Sherrye and I along with Suzanne on bike rides and to Cox’s Lake Swim club! Suzanne and I have remained best of friends over the years! It breaks my heart I can’t be there in St. Louis to hold her and Betty and help them! I love this family very much and truly know John is playing the organ in heaven right now better than ever for God! He was so amazing! He played for Westport Road Baptist Church in Louisville from the time he was a charter member till his job took him to St. Louis. Now your where you played about so beautifully John!! Thank you for all the great memories growing up. Your faith in God was a great example to me!!

  2. Jerry Hissong May 15, 2019 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I’l shall remember you forever, dear friend. Your contagious laugh was an inspiration to all who knew you. We will meet again in Glory. Fervent prayers for your wonderful family.

  3. Pam Gossett May 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    candle 8Our sincere condolences to you, your Mother and all of your family.
    Love, Pam & Dennis

  4. Margie Orr May 15, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    candle 7John was a wonderful person, My sympathy to Betty and their family.

  5. Nancy & Jerry Martin May 15, 2019 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you, Larry, and your mom with love and peace. May God comfort all of you. Love, Jerry and Nancy

  6. Donna Demaree May 15, 2019 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    candle 7Suzanne, I am so sorry to hear this news. Your dad was such a special, gentle man. I well remember his love of gardening – your home across the street from ours was always bedecked with the most beautiful blooms. I know my brother John also sends his condolences. Our prayers are with you and all your family, especially your lovely mother..

  7. Sherrye Beckett May 15, 2019 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    What a special man who was the pied piper of leading the neighbor kids on long bike adventures on our bikes. Love him and his precious family who meant so much to our family. The best neighbors, friends and yes like family anyone could ever have! Heaven is richer with his presence. So thankful God gave me and my family the opportunity to know him and his dear family. Prayers and love to Suzanne, Larry and Betty. Sherrye Beckett(Tuggle)

  8. Carle Neal Klingler May 15, 2019 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    candle 1Growing up, Mr Haddock planted seeds of kindness, joy, and fun into the hearts of all who knew him. What a beautiful inspiration he was to a bunch of young people trying to find their way. Fortunately God put us in Mr Haddocks path because he knew exactly how to treat people to reveal their great worth. Wonderful memories and lasting love for your family…with tears we lift you all up as you say goodbye for now…

  9. Patricia Barton May 16, 2019 at 12:39 am - Reply

    What a dear man of God who had a lovely daughter and sweetest wife ever. I so enjoyed his love for music and his wonderful talent of playing the piano along with his beautiful voice and personality. He made me feel like he had known me for a lifetime with one visit. I know heaven is singing praises as he plays the piano praising God. Praying for comfort and peace for you Suzanne, Larry and Betty.

  10. Carolyn Gaines May 16, 2019 at 3:46 am - Reply

    What sweet memories I have of John, my dearest cousin, Betty’s life partner and truly the kindest and sweetest man. Know that heaven is rejoicing hearing his music and laughter. God bless you, Betty, Suzanne and Larry. My heart is with you. 🙏

  11. Jerry Dudley May 16, 2019 at 10:16 am - Reply

    I’m a pastor at First Baptist Church of st. Charles where John & Betty have been members since 2010. We just found out about your deep loss. I’m so sorry. John was a sweet man. I enjoyed the times we visited at Breeze Park and at Church while they were still able to attend. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. God bless. — Pastor, Jerry Dudley

  12. Kathy Harvatin May 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    candle 3I will always remember John from Breeze Park. He was always so kind and appreciative of whatever you did for him. I loved to hear him sing and play the piano. I am forever grateful that our paths crossed.

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