John William Searcy, passed after a lengthy illness on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the loving husband of Reba Kathryn Stinnett Searcy of 25 years.
Born November 15, 1946, in Lynchburg, VA, John was the son of the late William “Bill” Britt Searcy and Margaret Verna Williamson Searcy. John said his most important and rewarding employment was with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. He later owned Stone Gate Investigations. He was past vice-president of the New London Ruritan Club and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose (Lodges 715 and 1727) for 39 years. John enjoyed photography, dancing, quiet time, taking a ride, going nowhere in particular, eating at the Dairy Freeze in Altavista and the County Line Café.
John’s special friends were the late Jimmy Hendricks and James Fox. Also, special friends are Bob Evans and Billy Robertson and his special friends of New London Academy, Class of 1962, and a special thanks to Dave Johnson and the crew at Big Horn Market for their laughs and conversation.
In addition to his wife, Reba, the rock and the love of his life, he is survived by “Little One”, his special kitty; brothers-in-law, Carl Hamden Stinnett, James Shearer; his special sister-in-law, Jean S. Brown; special cousin, Jimmy Williamson and numerous cousins and nephews. He was preceded in death by a special brother (cousin) Steven Francis Searcy.
John said “love life while you can as time goes by so fast, help someone and adopt a pet”.
Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Lynchburg Humane Society, 1211 Old Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. (No visitation at the home) A funeral service will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tom Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. John’s wish is that you dress casual.
Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory, Waterlick Chapel, 237-2722, is serving the family. On-line condolences may be made to www.diuguidfuneralservice.com.