- Last Updated on 07:52 AM 05/08/13
John Wesley Morningstar, 91, of Buffalo Junction died peacefully on May 5, 2013.
Junior was born Nov. 8, 1921 in Halifax County to John Wesley Morningstar Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Tuck. A life-long farmer, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie R. Morningstar, a son, John Wesley Morningstar III; and three sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Morningstar (Donne) and Willard Jerry Morningstar (Arlene). His sister, Margie M. Meeler (Watt), of Durham, N.C.; grandchildren, David Morningstar, Martha Harrington, Tawny Deal, John Morningstar IV, George Morningstar and Alex Morningstar; great-grandchildren, Sarah Harrington, Noah Morningstar, Camrin Morton, Landon Deal and Graysen Deal; and nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gravel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim McAlister officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service, starting at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com.