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John Kyle Lancaster, 98, of LaGrange, Georgia passed away on November 28, 2021.
Mr. Lancaster was born on March 21, 1923 in Floyd, Virginia and was the youngest of ten children. He attended Sewanee: The University of the South, in Tennessee before enlisting in the US Army Air Force in 1942. During World War II, he was stationed in Britain as a pilot in the 8th Air Force 856th Bomb Squadron and flew missions into Norway, Sweden, and Denmark dropping arms, supplies, and spies. After the war, he earned his B.A. in forestry at University of Georgia and worked for Georgia Kraft paper company until his retirement. He married Dorothy Seigler, and they settled in LaGrange in the 1950s where they were members of the First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, their daughter Lynne Lancaster, and her husband Thomas Carpenter. Memorial contributions should be sent to Hospice Foundation of America.
The Lancaster family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville.
James Parks Hitch Jr. says
Dot and John Lancaster remained great friends for many years with my family after they moved to Maryville Tennessee in the 50s. They both were the life of the party and would light up a room. John was a member of my father‘s golf forsome and was affectionally known as the “land cruiser”. My wife Ann and I were proud to have them stay with us in Knoxville when they returned from LaGrange for my fathers 80th birthday in 1988. My twin sister Beth and I didn’t get to know their now famous daughter, Lynne, as we were in college when she was born. John will forever be remembered for his big smile and soft touch. J Parks Hitch, Jr
John Edmondson says
To say that John was the life of the party when in the company of my dad, Jack Edmondson, is an understatement. There was the night at Green Meadow Country Club that John and Joe Kerr Walker, both well-oiled, swung fists and chairs at each other. During a break in the action, my dad was able to hustle John from the club to the safety of house on Montvale Road. Joe, however, learned of the escape and followed them, then stood outside calling for John to show his face. When Joe fired his handgun into the air, my mother, Ruthie, marched into the fray and scolded all parties into a peaceful resolution.
John Lancaster was loved and respected in the Maryville community. He wii be missed by those who knew him.
March 22, 2022