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“Dear Martha, We are so sorry to hear the news. We know your strong family ties has been a comfort. Warmly,...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Phil & Bev Waigand - Arlington, TX

“I was sorry to hear of John's passing.My sympathies to the Waring family. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Michael Fisher - Winston-Salem, NC

“We are sorry for John's passing, and hold his family in our prayers. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Dudley & Lois Rochester - VA

“Big John always had a story to share with others. My favorite, true, story was of the two times that John had been barrel rolled by wake turbulence...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: John Hutchins

“To the Waring Family, I realize that no words or expressions can possibly bring John back. Nevertheless, I'm truly sorry for your loss and am...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Jeffrey D. Fisher - VA

“Martha, Ben and Rob: John had such a great smile and always laughing. He loved telling stories. He had such a wonderful way on entwining the tales....Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Betty Shiflett - Barboursville, VA

“We are so sorry to hear about John. He was a very nice man and he was also a family he loved his family alot. But always know is it is hard to say...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Mark & Tonya Tyree - North Garden, VA

“Dear Martha,Ben,Joy & Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We know John will be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. We are...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Charles & Sallie Darnell - Esmont, VA

“Though I met your father on few occasions his influential presence and gregarious nature stand out in my memory. His loss will leave a deep void in...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Charlie Stevens - Bumpass, VA

“Though I met your father on few occasions his influential presence and gregarious nature stand out in my memory. His loss will leave a deep void in...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Charlie Stevens - Bumpass, VA

“Though I met your father on few occasions his influential presence and gregarious nature stand out in my memory. His loss will leave a deep void in...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Charlie Stevens - Bumpass, VA

“Though I met your father on few occasions his influential presence and gregarious nature stand out in my memory. His loss will leave a deep void in...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Charlie Stevens - Bumpass, VA

“We send our heartfelt and sincere condolences to Martha and the family on the loss of Big John, a special and very talented man who was fun to be...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: David and Anne Bolus - Harrison, TN

“What a wonderful multi-talented unique man. It has been our good fortune to know him and enjoy his stories, humor, books, music and companionship...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: John and Molly Hutchins - VA

“I was very sorry to hear about John's passing. I wish Martha and the family my heartfelt condolences. You are in our thoughts at the Sleep Lab. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Jan Schroeder Sleep Lab - VA

“My deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. John was a special person and everyone will miss him. My prayers are...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Marie Steele - Venice, FL

“As Buddy and Lu Lord's daughter I met John and his family way back when they were owners of the "Tootsie Roll" bus! I thought they were the coolest...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Sheryl (Lord) Bunn - KY

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family at this time. X Karen ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Birchall - Bacup

“My prayers are with you during this time. May God hold you close and give you peace. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Martha Thomas - Radford, VA

“Dear Ben, Joy & Family, So sorry for your loss. I remember him coming in to PVS and being so tickled that I enjoyed his books so much! So...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Donielle Yoder - Friend

“We're so sorry to hear about the passing of your father, it sounds like he was an amazing man. Praying for comfort during this time. Scott and Susie...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Scott and Susie Wright - VA

“Ben, we are praying for you and all your family.may God bless and surround you with comfort during your loss. Lee and Joan Bryant ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: lee bryant - friend


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John N. H. Waring, 77, of North Garden, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at a local hospital.
Born July 5, 1935, he was the son of the late Lillian F. Waring of Richmond and the late Elmer M. Waring of Shell Beach, CA. In addition, he was preceded in death by a son, John Hasty Waring (18 years ago) from which he never recovered; and in-laws, Sarah and Allie Dyson of Rockville, VA.
Big John was a pilot, talented musician, entrepreneur, songwriter and author of many books.
He is survived by his wife Martha Dyson Waring; his two sons, Rob and his wife Ivy of Winston-Salem, NC and Ben and his wife Joy of Esmont; seven grandchildren, Dustie, Tanner, John M., Nellie, Duncan, Daphne and Trevor John Waring; one step grandson, Britt Heath and wife Lori; two great grandchildren, Lorelai and Lincoln Heath of Winston-Salem; Martha's brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Patricia Dyson of Ashland, and a host of friends.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Teague Funeral Home.