John Junior Dryden

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The funeral service for Mr. John Junior Dryden, 82, will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015, at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with the Reverend Jerry Starling officiating. Burial will follow at Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 3-5 at the funeral home. Mr. Dryden passed away on February 4, 2015 at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dryden was a native of Cleburne County and graduated from Ranburne High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Army in Korea and in Vietnam. He worked at the Anniston Army Depot as a Computer Analyst and retired after 25 years. Mr. Dryden was a faithful member of Lakeview Baptist Church where he served for many years on the Counting Committee, the Usher Committee, provided security in the parking lot during services, did the cooking for the men's ministry meetings and cooked for church fellowships. He was the also the chairman of the Building Committee and was active in his Sunday School Class. He volunteered and worked tirelessly for Carpenter's for Christ for many years and helped to construct several churches throughout the Southeastern United States. He also served as president of the local chapter of NARFE for 9 years. He has lovingly been the primary caregiver for his bride of 58 years. Mr. Dryden was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Sarah Liner Dryden; a sister, Irene Gore and three of his brothers, Curtis Dryden, Chester Dryden and Howard Dryden. Mr. Dryden is survived by his wife, Julia Ann Murray Dryden, of Oxford; his daughters, Debbie Howard and her husband, Wilber, of Oxford, Donna McNichol and her husband, John, of Hilton Head, S.C., and Delisa Calhoun and her husband, Greg, of Cullman; his grandchildren, Kristina Stanfield and her husband, Matt, Jennifer Lietzke and her husband, Myles, Rachel Calhoun and Jonathan Calhoun; sisters, Dorsie Lindsey, of Oxford and Geraldine Crosson, of Weaver and a brother, Hugh Dryden, of Atlanta. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of his Sunday school class at Lakeview Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Building Fund at Lakeview Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3281, Oxford, AL 36203 or to The American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA, 50340-2018 ( Online condolences may be made to the family at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334
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Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 6, 2015