John Patrick Lafferty 74, of Quitman, TX passed away on June 25, 2017 in Tyler, TX. He was born on Friday, August 21, 1942 to the late Alfred Lafferty and Elsie Ewald Lafferty.
John graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH and served 31 years in the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS as a Special Agent. He retired and moved to East Texas to become a farmer and rancher.John was a member of The Wood County Master Gardner Club and was active with the Republican party.
John is survived by his wife Sondra Lafferty of Quitman; two sons, Michael Lafferty of Quitman, Stephen Lafferty and his wife Christina of Rockwall; two daughters, Kathryn Lafferty and her husband Patrick Bhirdo of Dallas, Cynthia Herndon and her husband Brent of Carrollton; six grandchildren, Chelsea Herndon, Samantha Herndon, Sydney Lafferty, Joshua Lafferty, Jacob Lafferty, Madeline Bhirdo.
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Funeral service will be on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 am at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola officiated by Rev. Charles Long. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola.