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John Demorest

John Demorest, 71, of Suffolk Virginia, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday July 13, 2021, after battling colon cancer.

John was in the Navy for 27 years, and then retired to become a pastor. He had many passions including Jesus, music, woodworking, outdoor activities, and cooking. He was well loved by 3 wives, Melody, Patty, and Susan, who predeceased him.

John was born to Walter and Velma Demorest, in Lane County Oregon on August 14, 1949. He is survived by his brother Doug, sister Mary, son Mark, daughter Michelle, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Radiant Life Ministries, 100 Kilby Shores Dr, Suffolk VA 23434, at 5pm on Monday July 19th.

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Very sorry for the families loss. Love, David, Kim and Jake Van Horn

Kimberlee A VanHorn Jul 17 2021 1:07 PM

Mark Dawn and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult time. You have our deepest sympathy.

Syeve and Candy Easton Jul 17 2021 7:56 AM

John was the Dad I never had. We served together in the Navy, but Loved together under the sight of God. If I take the winds of the morning, and sail my craft to dwell in the utter most part of the sea... even there His right had shall guide me.. and His left had shall hold me.

Paul Keyes Jul 15 2021 7:55 PM

Frank and I will miss John at church. He was a blessing to us all. He was a good man of God. Prayers are with the family for comfort.

Lynn and Frank Byrum Jul 15 2021 3:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Demorest

mark A Demorest Jul 15 2021 2:01 PM

We know John through Michelle, David and kids. They have become one of our own. We remember John as we grieve and rejoice with Michelle and family knowing John served his Savior to the end.

Dianna Y Jul 15 2021 1:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Demorest

Susan Jul 15 2021 1:13 PM

Uncle John, we will miss you greatly! Love you so much.

Bonnie Graham Jul 15 2021 1:04 PM