John David Bodenhamer, 81, of Old Hwy. 421 S., Boone, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 at his home. Born May 15, 1941 in Watauga County, he was a son of Glen and Mae Reece Bodenhamer. John served in the US Navy from 1960 to l964. As a member of Rutherwood Baptist Church, he served as a deacon and Sunday School Teacher. John loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, his family, church and the Rutherwood community. He worked for Bell South Telephone for 20 plus years and 40 years as owner and operator of John Bodenhamer Electric. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf with the Paul Perry group and spending time with his family.
John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frankie Barnes Bodenhamer, his daughter, Tabitha Bodenhamer Taylor and husband, Brantley, and his son, David Bodenhamer and wife, Brenda, all of Boone. He loved and was very proud of his grandchildren, Kortney and Wesley Bodenhamer of Mountain City, TN, Daniel Taylor and wife, Chelsea, of West Jefferson, Hannah Taylor Earp and husband, Isaac, of Meadowview, VA and Dalton Hicks of Boone; and his very special great-grandchildren who always brightened his day, Sofia and Ryder Bodenhamer of Mountain City, TN; his brother, Bob Bodenhamer and wife, Linda, of Gastonia; sister-in-law, Jane Cornett of Beaver Dam and brother-in-law, Sonny Barnes of Boone.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a sister, Nancy Bodenhamer.
Funeral services with Military Honors for John will be conducted Saturday afternoon, January 28, 2023, at 2 o'clock at Rutherwood Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Tim Dockery and Rev. Raymond Spann. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at the church. Graveside services will follow in Rutherwood Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials in John's honor to Gideon's International, Boone Camp, PO Box 3602, Boone, NC 28607, or to Rutherwood Baptist Church, 142 Don Hayes Rd., Boone, NC 28607 for Actionnel Fleurisma and his work in Haiti.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Bodenhamer family.