Moultrie Observer


March 1, 2011

John R. Wynn

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — John R. Wynn, 81, of Chesapeake, Va., died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in St. Stephens Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 1544 S. Battlefield Blvd. in Chesapeake. The Rev. Brian Rafferty will officiate. Interment will follow in Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Va.

Born in Bleckley County, Ga., he was the son of the late Cyrus Limley and Allie Belle Lunsford Wynn. He was an avid gardener and woodworker. He retired from the United States Navy after 23 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him, his family said. He enjoyed spending time with his family, they also remembered of him.

He was predeceased by four brothers, Olan, Stanley, Leroy and Gene Wynn; sister, Ruth Chandler; and nephew Tommy Wynn.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor Wynn; daughter, Sylvia Pepper Faircloth; son, Bart Wynn and wife Cindy; three brothers, Willie Wynn, Bob Wynn and Mack Gunn; three sisters, Robbie June Hatmaker, Diane Bleau and Judy Gunn; five grandchildren, Tony and Jeff Faircloth, Kelly Valentine, Garrett Wynn and Christine Wynn; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer Owens, Amber Faircloth, Brianna Hardison; his beloved sister-in-law, Rita Antonelli; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The viewing will begin today, March 1, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Va., 23322.

Friends are also invited to send condolences and sign the online guest book at and

Oman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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