STATHAM – John Richard Manders Jr. died Monday, August 13, 2012.
He was the son of the late John Richard Manders Sr. and Della Louise Cole Manders. He retired from Walton EMC as a mechanic supervisor and was a United States Army veteran serving two terms in Vietnam. He retired from the Georgia National guard as an aircraft mechanic. He was a member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of the Statham American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Louette Sims Manders, Statham; two sons, John Richard Manders III and Kevin “Cowboy” Manders, both of Statham; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Bryan McDonough, Alpharetta; brother, George Manders, Statham; sister, Mary Jane Manders, Athens; and two grandchildren, Brady and Mason McDonough.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 16, at 2 p.m. in the Smith Memory Chapel with the Revs. John Burchfield and Hal Tapp officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Midway Christian Church Building Fund or the Statham American Legion Post 163.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.