Rev. John E. Haney, 87, of Rockbridge Il, in the presence of his loved ones, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Bro John was born on October 25, 1932 in Commerce, Mo to Smith and Madge (Phipps) Haney. He married Wanda Urhahn on April 12, 1953. During their 67 years of marriage, they had three children, Bianca “Beebe” (Steve) Barnes of Rockbridge, Cheryl “Cherie” (Joseph) Vinyard of Greenfield, and John (Sandra) Haney II of Le Roy. He is survived by 7 grandchildren, Aaron Barnes of Rockbridge, Benjamin (Ashley) Vinyard of Carlinville, Cody (Morgan) Vinyard of Greenfield, Paige Vinyard of Carlinville, Anna, John Clark, and Katie Haney of Le Roy Il. He is also survived by 7 great grandchildren, Cade, Chloe, Claire, and Cash Vinyard of Carlinville, and Dean, Landon, and Tate Vinyard of Greenfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Eugene, Alfred, and Joe Haney, and his oldest daughter, Beebe.
Bro John served as a Southern Baptist pastor in Illinois and Missouri for 27 years. Prior to his ministry, he served in the Air Force and operated heavy equipment. He loved sharing the gospel at every opportunity and looked forward to his heavenly home.
He loved his family dearly and prayed for each one daily. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were his biggest joys. He spent many hours hunting and fishing and loved to tell the stories.
The family will greet friends Wednesday evening, July 1st, from 4-6 pm with a funeral service immediately following at 6 pm at Charity Baptist Church, Greenfield, Il. Interment at Witt Cemetery in Rockbridge, Il. will follow
Donations may be made to BJC Hospice.
The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be left at shields-bishopfh.com
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