Obituary for John Waldon
Mr. John Waldon, age 63 of Alba, passed away on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 in Tyler. He was born on November 18th, 1953 in Gilmer, TX to the late Floyd Waldon and Elyse Gilbreath Waldon. Mr. Waldon worked for the Mineola ISD for eight years in the transportation department as a bus driver on bus number T-31. He will be missed by all teachers and students that loved him. He was a Master Mason with the Flora Masonic Lodge No. 119, member of the Quitman Chapter No. 695 Eastern Star. Johnny along with Shirley Hall promoted a senior dance. Johnny played as drummer in the "Burning Memories" band and Shirley was the manager. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby Waldon, Joe David Waldon, and sister, Virginia Britton. He is survived by, life-long friend for 63 years, Shirley Canaday Hall of Van; son, Jason Waldon and wife Kristen of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Jennifer Melton and husband Johnny Wayne of Emory; grandchildren, Daniel Melton, Lynleigh Waldon, Logan Waldon, Nathan Brown, Leah Lilly; aunt Jo Nell Gilbreath and his beloved weiner dog, Chloe.. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 18th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Beaty Funeral Home 5396 S. State Hwy. 37 Mineola, TX 75773. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Beaty Funeral Home 5396 S. State Hwy. 37 Mineola, TX 75773, Rev. Fred Morrow conducting, interment will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery in Quitman, with Joe Harding, Bruce Love, Todd Karch, Jim Davidson, Joe Doyle Reynolds, Gary McMurray serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the American Legion Post 296 and the Marine Corps League Det. 1278.