Sunday, November 13, 2016

Obituary -- John Hargrave 1971-2016

   John Raymond Hargrave, born April 26, 1971, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Brian Johnson and Lela Patricia Brown Parker, died suddenly on November 7, 2016, at Northwest Medical Center in Albany, Missouri.

   John graduated from High School in Bellflower, California, in 1989, and dedicated many years to helping others after disasters struck their communities, spending in time Kauia following Hurricane Iniki, as well as many others.

   On October 1, 1999, John married Lisa Mae Hunt in Bay Minnette, Alabama, and, to this union, two sons were born: Ian Alexander and Jarrett Rhys.

   Following Lisa’s retirement from the U.S. Navy in 2000, the Hargraves made their home in Grant City, where John practiced beekeeping, carpentry, was an avid hunter and enjoyed canoeing and kayaking, all while raising his sons and enjoying life to the fullest. John also found friendship with Lisa’s two sons, Zackery and Thomas Bayhan, and they had many fun adventures together.

   He is survived by his wife, Lisa, of the home; two sons: Ian and Jarrett; two stepsons: Zackery and Thomas; grandson, Seth Bayhan; mother, Lela “Pat” Parker; sister, Kim Russell and husband, Mark, of Phoenix; two nieces, and a host of friends, both two legged and four.

   Services were held on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, with Pastor Bendi Burgin officiating. A private inurnment will be at a later date.

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