John Robert Stratton

Born in Russellville, KY on May 31, 1939

Departed on August 14, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Stratton, John Robert – Age 77 of Hendersonville, TN went to be with the Lord on August 14, 2016. John was born in Russellville, KY to the late Zeddie and Floy Stratton. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, where he was a faithful member of the Sunshine Sunday School Class. After marrying his high school sweetheart and graduating from Bowling Green College of Commerce, John and Linda moved to Nashville. John worked as an accountant for Genesco for over 40 years until his retirement in 2002. To his family he was a loving husband and father and a good provider. He enjoyed working in the yard, listening to music, traveling, spending time with his children and grandchildren, watching his favorite Kentucky Wildcats, NY Yankees and TN Titans. John enjoyed serving his church and community in various ways over his lifetime. He supported the Hendersonville High School Band of Gold, serving in the Booster Club and helping organize the first Hendersonville Golden Invitational. In his later years, he served in the Genesco Retiree Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Linda Tyree Stratton. He is survived by his loving children, John Stephen Stratton (Lisa) of Frankfort, KY, Lesley Stark (Mike) of Gallatin, Laura Sprouse (Scott) of Hendersonville and Rebecca Hanly (J.P.) of Ocean, NJ, and grandchildren, Roger, John Michael and Jared Stark, Carter and Henry Sprouse, Sheldon and Cliff Hanly, and Kelli Stark Cranford. A special thanks to Claudia Seybert who brought John much happiness.
A Life Celebration Service will be held on Thursday 11am with Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mike Stark, Scott Sprouse, J.P. Hanly, Bill Coles, Ron Coles and Alex Bell. Honorary pallbearers are James Ramsey and Ernie Bates. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 and on Thursday from 10-11am at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Hendersonville First Baptist Church SOS Backpack Ministry. Hendersonville Funeral Home 353 E Main St Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

5 Comments to John Robert Stratton

  1. Carolyn Poston
    August 16, 2016 2:27 pm

    He was my first boss at Genesco Mechanized Accounting in 1969. Great leader and patient teacher. He had a great sense of humor. Dry wit we call it in the south. He attended my retirement celebration last Sept
    Hope to see his family and friends Wednesday evening. Prayers for family. He loved his children and grandchildren. Spoke of them often.

  2. Lance Johnson
    August 16, 2016 5:53 pm

    As I know there are no words that can help or Assuage the sorrow at this time, a few thoughts as I reflect on the impact of Mr. Stratton who I’ve known since I was a kid.

    I’ve known and loved Mr. and Mrs Stratton since I can remember, as my best friend Steve’s parents. I loved them and their family very much. I feel fortunate to have come to know Mr. Stratton, and though I am anything but a Yankee’s fan, did enjoy talking baseball with him, can’t say I’m not a Cats fan either but that came with Steve and Mr. Stratton as well, and I always admire their passion.

    A great father, role model, and Christian man. I deeply morn his passing and my heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family and their many friends. I will join in the morning of such a huge loss, but I will also, celebrate the great life of this man and all the respect I had for him as a great man and influence on me and so many others.

    May God bless and keep the Stratton family in this time.

  3. Dr Ashley Aldridge
    August 16, 2016 10:54 pm

    Deepest sympathy, hugs, and prayers from Jack Anderson Elementary Staff

  4. JAMES & MARY LOU RAMSEY
    August 18, 2016 2:59 am

    WE WILL MISS YOU.

    YOU WERE A GREAT FRIEND.

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