John L. McNair

Published 8:43 am Friday, May 16, 2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Mendenhall Ministries, Mendenhall, for Mr. John L. McNair, age 75, who died Saturday, April 26 at Jeff Davis Community Hospital. Rev. Clifton Preston officiated with interment following in the Walker Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John L. McNair was born to the late Floyd and Tommy McNair in Simpson, MS. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard McNair; sisters, Tommy McNair, Mary Jennings, Vera Johnson and Lucille McCollum; and stepdaughter, Cynthia Keys.
He was married to Willie Mae McNair and to this union, five children were born; he was also married to Minnie Rachel Griffith and to this union, five children were born.
He was often referred to as a “Jack of all trades.” He was a skilled carpenter. He was a member of Macedonia MB Church and was a member of Mason Lodge 2202.
He is survived by wife, Minnie R. Griffith, Willie Mae McNair; 10 sons, John McNair, Tony Funchess both of Chicago, IL, Johnny Patterson, Charles McNair, Anthy (Billy Jean) McNair all of Magee, Mack (Kerry) Griffith of Branch, LA, James Griffith, Timothy (Jacqueline) Griffith all of Prentiss, Dale (Alaska) Stubbs, Gregory Burgess of Brooklyn, NY; four daughters, Mary A. Dampier, Diane (Dale) Smith of Magee, Jo Ann (Kelvin) Myers of Prentiss, and Josephine (Randy) Green of Bassfield; stepdaughters, Jacqueline Thomas of Prentiss, Toxie (Chad) Pounds, Sara McNair of Hattiesburg; and many other relatives and friends.

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