In memory of
John Henry Painter
John Henry Painter John Henry Painter, 65, of Waynesboro,, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at his residence. He was born on May 31, 1947, in Augusta County, the son of the late John Richard and Edna Ruth (Monroe) Painter Fretwell. Mr. Painter worked in the construction business and was co-owner of J & P Home Improvements. He was a member of the Augusta County Fraternal Order of Eagles #4129. John was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Patsy Painter; siblings, Hester Moran, Winston Painter and Dale Painter. Survivors include his children, Raymond Myers Jr., Sissy Taylor, Gail McFarland, Butch McLear and Randy McLear; grandchildren, Buck and Becky Myers, Robbie and Heather McFarland, Angel Cook and Katelyn McLear; great-grandson, R.J. McFarland; siblings, David Painter, Grace Tomlin, Herman Painter and wife, Florine, Lois Oliver and Phyllis Rose; special niece, Julie Tomlin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 West Main Street. Following family night, his body will be cremated and all services will be private. Those wishing to donate may make memorial contributions to the Waynesboro Rescue Squad, 201 West Broad Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com . This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.
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