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Sunday January 26th, 2014
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Johnson B. DeFoor

Johnson B. DeFoor, age 84, of Calhoun passed away Friday evening January 24th at his home. Johnson was born October 12, 1929 in Gordon County, son of the late Baxter Lee DeFoor and Jewell Inez Robbins DeFoor. He was a member of the Calhoun First Baptist Church and was retired from the United States Postal Service after 33 years of service. Johnson was a retired Colonel of the Georgia National Guard with 32 years of service and was an active member of the community where he was a member of the American Legion, and the Calhoun Elks Lodge. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack DeFoor. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Greeson DeFoor of Calhoun, two sons, Jere DeFoor and his wife Nancy of Crystal River, FL and Scott DeFoor and his wife Patricia of Resaca, two brothers, Tony DeFoor of Calhoun and Lloyd DeFoor of Appling, GA; one sister, Patricia Lenning of Calhoun; one granddaughter, Ashley DeFoor Crider and one great-granddaughter, Hayden Elizabeth Crider of Tampa, FL and several nieces and nephews also survives. Funeral services will be conducted Monday January 27th at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Hibberts officiating. Pallbearers serving include: John DeFoor, Russell DeFoor, Jack DeFoor, Drew Poarch, Chuck Poarch, Clifford Mattos, and Jeff DeFoor. Honorary Pallbearers will be former members of the 1st Battalion 108 Armored Division. In addition to flowers, donations may be made in honor of Johnson DeFoor to the Aidmore Children’s Home in care of Calhoun Elks Lodge: 143 Craigtown Rd NE, Calhoun, GA 30701. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. You may send condolences to the family at Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Johnson B. DeFoor.


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Dear Mrs DeFoor, Jere, and Scott, It saddens me to read about Johnson's passing. He was kind and always willing to share a story. He always greeted you with a smile and took interest in our lives and sports activities. Our deepest condolences.

Tommy and Judy Smith Feb 4 2014 5:27 PM

Paula Goble lit a candle for Johnson B. DeFoor

Paula Goble Jan 28 2014 8:16 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Tina Roe Brooks Jan 27 2014 2:49 PM

Dear Betty, Scott and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Johnson's passing. He was a wonderful man. I know you all will miss him dearly. Please know that I am thinking of you at this time of loss. Kim Jennings Epps

Kim Epps Jan 27 2014 2:27 PM

Betty, I just found out that Johnson had passed. I am SO sorry. I know you and your family will really miss him. Please take care. Lysie

Elysia Greenlee Jan 27 2014 11:56 AM

Elysia Greenlee lit a candle for Johnson B. DeFoor

Elysia Greenlee Jan 27 2014 11:55 AM

Patti & Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have good memories that will help comfort you in time. I will keep you in my prayers. Sylvia Bielewski

Sylvia Bielewski Jan 27 2014 9:07 AM

Susie Gray lit a candle for Johnson B. DeFoor

Susie Gray Jan 27 2014 7:24 AM

So sorry for you loss. God be with you and your family. Louise and Wilson Baxley

Wilson and Louise Baxley Jan 26 2014 6:29 PM

Dear family, We send our deepest condolences for your loss is sweet Johnson. He was always kind and polite when we would see each other. Terry and Mary Ann Brooks

Mary Ann Brooks Jan 26 2014 11:54 AM