John Hamilton Haynes, Jr., 63, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021, after battling heart disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Haynes, Sr. and Hattie W. Haynes.
John was born in Portsmouth on December 30, 1957. He graduated from Churchland High School, VCU in Richmond, and UVA with a MA in Anthropology. His interest in archeology, anthropology and the environment led him to a variety of work experiences in these fields. He spent the latter of his career from 2011-2021 as an Archeologist and Tribal Liaison for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District. Prior to that, from 2004-2011, he was an Archeologist and Cultural Resource Manager for the Marine Corps Base Quantico.
He is survived by two half-sisters, Margaret W. Davis, and Muriel H. Shumate; nieces Margaret Ferry (Tim), Elizabeth Davis, Janet Riehl; nephew Robert Royster (Leigh Ann); cousin Victor ("Skip") Young Haynes of the Outer Banks; and a host of extended family and friends.
John was happiest when he was fishing, or watching UVA sports and Washington Nationals Baseball, especially when they won the World Series in 2019! He loved nature and the ocean. A private memorial service will be held this summer on the Outer Banks. Trees can be planted in tribute to John. Please see BWFosterFuneralHome.com
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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Apr. 4, 2021.