John LaChance Jr.

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    - Faviola Martinez
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    - Breeda O'Mahoney
  • "John, I can't believe you're gone. So many memories. Good..."
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MARTINEZ, Ga. - John Oliver "Jesse" LaChance, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at his home in Martinez. A funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday October 3, 2016 at St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church in Grovetown, GA with Father Mike Ingram, celebrant. He was 63 years old. Johnny is survived by his mother, Dolores LaChance Faglier of Martinez, his sisters Teresa LaChance of Albuquerque, NM and Celina LaChance of Grovetown, GA and his niece Rio Click of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also survived by his step-mother Patt LaChance of Evans, GA, five step-sisters, two step-brothers and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, John Oliver LaChance, Sr. and step-father, James M. Faglier, Sr. He attended Harlem High School and served in the United States Army receiving assignments in Oakland, CA and Ft. Bliss, TX. He later worked as an electrician in numerous areas around the South. As a member of an Army family, he lived in many states and also in Germany and Italy. Johnny had a keen intellect with a passion for science and the universe. His gentle loving spirit enabled him to love all animals. He was friendly and enjoyed meeting people. He loved nature. He had a green thumb and loved growing plants. He loved to read, do research and was very analytical. He loved his family, his girlfriends, his friends, his dog Boo, the Beatles, Neil Young, the Darkstar computer game and numerous other interests. His family already misses him very much. Burial will be held at a later date in Lincoln, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross Homeless Veterans at 1322 Ellis Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Oct. 1, 2016
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