JOHN HAYNIEJohn passed away Wednesday February 3rd after a long courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kay (Shelton) Haynie, two daughters, Sandy Luna (Randy) & Michelle Goodson; three grandchildren Charlie & Katelynn Luna & Dylan Goodson. He is also survived by two brothers Frank Haynie (Mary) Steve Haynie (Annette). One niece Jessica & nephew Jason, an aunt Maggie Haynie. He is also survived by two sister-in-laws, Norma Franger & husband Keith & Teri Langham & husband Bob & a nephew Donnie Shelton Aronson. He is survived by mother & father-in-law Katherine & Arthur Shelton. He will be missed by dear special friends Jim & Vela Deshazo & their families. He is preceded in death by his parents, John & Lora Jean (Daughtery) Haynie & both his maternal & paternal grandparents, Frank & Nita Daughtery, Ethel & Louis "Runnie" Haynie. He was born in Corpus Christi on March 13, 1945, he attended college at the University of Houston & graduated from University of Corpus Christi (Texas A&M Corpus Christi). A career change took him into real estate where he began teaching at Spencers School of Real Estate & finally to Houston Community College. He loved teaching & was loved & respected by both faculty & students. He was a member REEA & liftetime member of TRETA, he was awarded the Don Roos Award of Excellent 2005. John was very proud of receiving this award, but even proudest of his heritage. His great-great grandfather was the first Methodist minister in Texas. There is a chapel outside of Austin that bears his name as a cornerstone in the first Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. He loved God, his family, teaching, playing spades, golf & eating out. He loved & lived life to the fullest. A service of remembrance will be held at: Sugar Land First United Methodist Church 431 Eldridge Sugarland, Texas Saturday February 6th at 4 pm. A private burial will take place at a later date.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 5, 2010