John Haynie

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HAYNIE, John Allen January 8, 1954 - July 6, 2014 After a 4½year battle with cancer, John passed peacefully Sunday morning, surrounded by the love of his family and wife - Linda Cross. Father to Jessica, Stefany, step-father to Erin & Chris. Grandfather to Jackson, Liam and Charlotte. Son to Dorothy Haynie-Beale and Robert C. Haynie (passed 2013). Brother to 5, Robert (passed 1979), Brenda, Joetta, Ruth, and Jim. Friend to many. He served in the Army with a tour in Vietnam. He moved to Sonora in 1986 where he lived and worked as a carpenter and then general contractor. He was a master carpenter and many homes in Groveland, Yosemite, and Sonora have been touched by his handy work. He also enjoyed his gardens and caring for his chickens. He enjoyed sharing fresh eggs with his neighbors. A special thank you to those, (Ron, Steve & Jim) who took time out of their busy schedules to help with his last project, the master bathroom. It's a thing of beauty. Also, those special friends (Chuck and Carol) who loved and carried him through the tough times. Thank you all! The celebration of life will be July 20th outdoors at Linda and John's home, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, call for address (209)532-7592. John wanted a salsa party so his celebration will contain a nacho bar with many different salsas. Feel free to bring your favorite salsa to share. If you knew John, come and share stories, laugh and celebrate with us, for he is now free of cancer and on his final ride. In lieu of flowers any donations may be made to Hospice of the Sierra in Sonora, CA.
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