John Hamilton Haynes Jr.
1957 - 2021
BORN
1957
DIED
2021
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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 to read his full obituary.
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Apr. 4, 2021.
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Adios John.
Allen Van Dyke
Classmate
April 8, 2021
My condolences to John's family and friends- I hope many years of warm memories help you through your grief. It was always a pleasure to work with John. We last worked together on a Arlington National Cemetery project. His understanding of the resources there, and of archaeology overall, was impressive. He will be missed in the archaeological community.
Varna Boyd
Acquaintance
April 8, 2021
John was instrumental in creating the Virtual Curation Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University in August 2011. He was passionate about trying new technologies in archaeology, but even more passionate about giving back to students from the university where he obtained his MA. Thanks to him, when the lab was started, it was student-centric at the start and remains centered on giving students experiential experience with technology and archaeology a decade later. I had hoped that John could be present at our 10th anniversary in the fall, but he will be here in spirit.
Bernard Means
Friend
April 8, 2021
Laura Galke
Acquaintance
April 8, 2021
Our hearts and prayers go out to Peggy and all the family at this difficult time of great loss. John was such an amazing man and avid historian. He was brilliant and such a joy to be around and will be greatly missed. John and his Mother, Hattie Haynes, and his Sister, Peggy, all share the most beautiful blue eyes..much like the ocean John so dearly loved. He was very much a blessing to all who knew him and left to cherish his memory. R.I.P. John.
Stephanie and Mickey Little
April 4, 2021
Richard Huneycutt
April 3, 2021
John and I maintained a close friendship since early childhood. Many friends from our youth are mourning this loss but hope to celebrate his life soon during a planned reunion.
Lawrence Brewer
Friend
April 2, 2021
John was a peach of a guy. Donna and I had dinner with him once a month for the past five years and he was a delightful dinner companion...knowledgeable about current events, a good conversationalist, polite and a fellow with lots of stories about the Archeology of our close-by homeland.

I will miss him.

My deepest sympathy to hs beloved sister Peggy and the rest of Johnny's family.

May he be remembered for his kindness and may he rest in peace.
Bernie Kirsch
Friend
April 1, 2021
RIP JOHN, YOU LEFT US WAY TO SOON.... WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE....
Richard Huneycutt
April 1, 2021
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