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John Bessant

September 11, 1953 - January 30, 2022
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Lakeview Memory Gardens
Wednesday 2/2, 10:00 am
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Wednesday 2/2

John Bessant, Jr, 68, of Smiths Station, AL stepped into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, January 30,2022 while at his home surrounded by family. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM (EST) on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 in Lakeview Memory Gardens with Rev. M. R. Hamilton officiating according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, …
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Brenda Whidden left a message on February 3, 2022:
So sorry, prayers going out to the family through this difficult time.
Donald & Debra Barr left a message on February 2, 2022:
We are so sorry to hear about John’s passing. May God bless and comfort your family. ❤️
Lisa Pippin Hall left a message on February 2, 2022:
"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all." 2 Thessalonians 3:16 My heartfelt condolences to John's family. John was a wonderful friend to me and true servant to his community and fellow man. John and I worked together at the City of Smiths Station, where he tirelessly served for many, many years on the Planning Commission. There was no compensation for this service and he was faithful to do the best he could and meet all requirements to be a better servant and commissioner through added educational requirements and certifications. Always joyful, energetic and spreading goodwill. I was very grateful for his service and commitment through my employment with the City and he truly had a heart for the people. He always had a kind and understanding word for citizens who came in with grievances or concerns. A beautiful human being - you will be missed my friend and I am sure heaven is rejoicing you have come home.
Lisa Pippin Hall left a message on February 2, 2022:
"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all." 2 Thessalonians 3:16 My heartfelt condolences to John's family. John was a wonderful friend to me and true servant to his community and fellow man. John and I worded together at the City of Smiths Station, where he tirelessly served for many, many years on the Planning Commission. There was no compensation for this service and he was faithful to do the best he could and meet all requirements to be a better servant and commissioner through added educational requirements and certifications. Always joyful, energetic and spreading goodwill. I was very grateful for his service and commitment through my employment with the City and he truly had a heart for the people. He always had a kind and understanding word for citizens who came in with grievances or concerns. A beautiful human being - you will be missed my friend and I am sure heaven is rejoicing you have come home.
Bobby and Linda Wadkins left a message on February 2, 2022:
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Scott Mitchell left a message on February 2, 2022:
I Never saw John when he didn't have a smile on his Face! I learned one very important thing from him treat people the way you want to be treated! I worked for at Southern Forest Services as a young man, and learned many invaluable lessons!
Scott Mitchell left a message on February 2, 2022:
I Liked John ,I worked for him when he owned Souther Forest Services, he was a Class Act and I never saw him without a smile on his face. The thing I remember most about him was that he new everybody In town and if he didn't he made them feel like he did ! Me ,Smokey Smith, Dwight Lakes learned alot from John, mostly about treating others the way you woul
Susan Affleck left a message on February 2, 2022:
Buster and Kim were our neighbors and friends. Our children and their children grew up together, playing at our house and their house. I will always cherish those memories. Buster looked after our kids just as he did his own. He was always a kind and sweet soul. His devotion to Kim, his children, his mother, his God and his church was was made evident in his day to day life. He was a friend you could call upon and know that he would be there to help in anyway he could. When Mike’s mother died unexpectedly in an automobile accident, Buster and Kim were at our house when we got home from the hospital, doing anything and everything they could to help us in that difficult time. He touched our lives as he did countless others in a way that left us so much the better for knowing him. His passing is such a great loss, but I find comfort in knowing that the God he loved and worshiped, welcomed him with open arms into paradise.
Susan Affleck left a message on February 2, 2022:
Buster and Kim were our neighbors and friends. Our children and their children grew up together, playing at our house and their house. I will always cherish those memories. Buster looked after our kids just as he did his own. He was always a kind and sweet soul. His devotion to Kim, his children, his mother, his God and his church was was made evident in his day to day life. He was a friend you could call upon and know that he would be there to help in anyway he could. When Mike’s mother died unexpectedly in an automobile accident, Buster and Kim were at our house when we got home from the hospital, doing anything and everything they could to help us in that difficult time. He touched our lives as he did countless others in a way that left us so much the better for knowing him. His passing is such a great loss, but I find comfort in knowing that the God he loved and worshiped, welcomed him with open arms into paradise.
Anne Dailey left a message on February 1, 2022:
Dear Kim, Zach and Olivia, There are no words. I'm so sorry for your loss of John. I feel so fortunate to have spent time with him at the wedding. He was so gracious and welcoming. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Like Dave, he is at peace and in the loving care of our Savior. Lots of love and big hugs to you.
Anne Dailey left a message on February 1, 2022:
Dear Kim, Zach and Olivia, There are no words. I'm so sorry for your loss of John. I feel so fortunate to have spent time with him at the wedding. He was so gracious and welcoming. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Like Dave, he is at peace and in the loving care of our Savior. Lots of love and big hugs to you.
Deborah Cole left a message on February 1, 2022:
So sorry to hear of Buster’s passing. No matter where I saw him he always had that sweet smile & gentle voice. Prayers of comfort for the family in this time.
Mark and Jane Strunk left a message on January 31, 2022:
Kim and family, we were so sorry to learn of Buster’s passing. The years have flown since we shared so many “cheer” memories back in the 90’s. Our hearts are broken for you all. We love y’all and will keep you in our prayers. God bless.
Richard and Claire McMahan left a message on January 31, 2022:
Deepest sympathy to the family! We truly enjoyed John being our Sunday School teacher when he was able to attend Lakewood Baptist! Praying for comfort for all!
LEWIS INGRAM left a message on January 31, 2022:
I am saddened to read this obituary. I considered John a friend having known both he and his Dad for many years.
LEWIS INGRAM left a message on January 31, 2022:
I am saddened to read this obituary. I considered John a friend having known both he and his Dad for many years.
LEWIS INGRAM left a message on January 31, 2022:
I am saddened to read this obituary. I considered John a friend having known both he and his Dad for many years.
JD and Diane Whitehead left a message on January 31, 2022:
So sorry to hear about John. He always had such a cheerful smile when he saw you. So enjoyed working with John on Builder's for Christ mission trips.
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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