John Taylor Hundley, 89, of Daleville, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, June 21, 2021 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Roanoke on August 24, 1931 to the late Jeremiah (Poage) and Sallie Metz Hundley. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Laura Hundley and Margaret H. Mitchell; brothers, Marvin (infant) and Harold Hundley; son-in-law, Barry Montgomery; and brother-in-law, Woodrow Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty; two loving daughters, Elaine H. Montgomery and Diana H. Hackworth (Linley); grandsons, David Montgomery (Rita), Michael Hackworth; granddaughters, Laura Montgomery, Brittney Cumbie (Scott); great-granddaughters, Judy and Zelena Montgomery, Taylor and Emily Cumbie; great-grandsons, Raylyn Holden and Keegan Montgomery; nephews, Jerry and Fred Hundley, John Blankenship; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Hundley and Joan Blankenship.
The family appreciates the special care given to John by Jason and Team at Carilion Hospice. John was a lifelong member of Melrose Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and teacher of Beacon Sunday School Class. He was acknowledged on February 14, 2021 with a Melrose Honors Plaque for faithful service. He attended Bluefield College and was in the 101st Airborne Division, member of Melrose Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and Kazim Shriners. He was employed by B.F. Parrott and Company, General Contractors as a Superintendent/Estimator from 1951 to 1977. He partnered with Acoustical Service from 1977 to 1992 where he retired as President.
John’s loves were, most of all, his Lord and Savior, his church, and his family. He enjoyed golfing with his friends, traveling to the beach, cruising, sitting on the back porch watching the neighbors’ dogs play. Thanks to the many neighbors and special neighbors, Brenda and Mark Hudgins, a very special caregiver, Lisa, who was a ray of sunshine.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Melrose Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Mofield officiating. Interment was in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family received friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey’s North Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital or Melrose Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Oakey’s North Chapel, 540-362-1237.