John Fletcher Haynes of Tularosa, died on April 21, 2014, in Plano, Texas.
John was born on November 12, 1923, in Waxahachie, TX. He is a 1948 graduate of Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (UTEP). He married the love of his life, Ruby Alethea (Kitten) Fortner in August of 1946.
John was an active duty Marine during WWII and in the reserves after the war. He was a hard-rock mining engineer working in numerous Latin American countries. He later worked as an engineer with the Internal Revenue Service. He moved to Tularosa in 1997 to help his son establish a pecan and pistachio orchard which he worked until recent years. John was a long-time member and supporter of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity (APOs).
John was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie Taylor Brown of Waco, Texas; father, John R.Haynes also of Waco; sons, Dr. John F Haynes of El Paso, Texas, and William L. Haynes of Ruidoso; and a sister, Katherine Griffith of Teague, Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Alethea Haynes of Tularosa; daughter and son-in-law, Alethea (Anita) and Thomas Sutherland of Plano, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, James (Jim) and Ruth Haynes of Tularosa, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
John will be interred at the National Cemetery at Fort Bliss.
The graveside services will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9 a.m.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 26 to May 26, 2014