Athens - Funeral Services for John C. Mershon of Athens are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home with Chris Quinn officiating. Private interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
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Mr. Mershon passed away on September 11, 2019 in Athens.
John Clifford Mershon was born March 8, 1973 in Rosebud, Texas the son of Grover Henry Mershon Sr. and Linda Arlene Baldwin Mershon. He was previously a volunteer at the Shady Oaks Fire Department. He valued his time outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. John especially loved helping anyone in need. He was a loving and caring father who cherished spending time with his daughter. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father Henry Mershon Sr.; paternal grandparents, Adrian and Amanda Mershon and his uncle, John “Sonny” Mershon.
John is survived by his mother Linda Mershon of Athens; daughter Samantha Mershon and her mother Betty Gunter; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Eva Baldwin; three siblings, Michele Spence and husband David of Athens, Henry Mershon Jr. of Athens, Sarah Mershon of Athens; Nieces, Amanda Yager and husband David of Athens, Amber Pyeatt and husband Ty of Emory, Skyler Mershon of Athens and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Henry Mershon Jr., Donny Patterson, Jeff Sumrall, Jerry Dan Sumrall, Randy Abbott and Chris Quinn.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home from 6-8:00 p.m.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
You may light a candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com