Thursday, February 16, 2012

John O. Foland, 73 of Jenkins, passed away on Feb. 10, 2012. Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Sadonna Foland; his daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Steve Tennant, of Hanford, Calif., a daughter, Lynette Davey, of Cassville, and his son, Patrick L. Foland and his wife, Pamela, of Purdy; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

He was born in Okmulgee, Okla., in 1938 and he was preceded in death by his parents Bonnie (Hensley) and Oliver Foland; his twin brother, Dub, and younger brother, Jerry. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he remained for 10 years serving on the aircraft carrier USS Bennington.

Upon leaving the Navy, he joined Federal Civil Service as a public information specialist, writer, newspaper editor and photographer until his retirement in Missouri in 1987.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Compassus Monett and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home in Cassville.