John Franklin Mendell Jr. went to be with his Lord on March 5, 2020, at his home in Rhoadesville, VA at an age of 61.
John was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 17, 1958 the son of Sylvia & John Mendell Sr. He graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational Technical School in Baltimore in 1976. John then joined the Air Force where he served as a small-arms instructor and rose to rank of sergeant. After leaving the Air Force after 4 years of service, John Married his wife Robin Nixon and settled in Rhoadesville. They recently celebrated 37 years of marriage on August 14th. He was a devout Christian and served in many ways at Unionville Christian Church including as an Elder, Treasurer, Sunday school teacher, & Music Leader. He always enjoyed spending time with his family through fishing, cooking, playing board games and playing with his grandchildren. He always enjoyed stargazing. He also worked for Orange county Public Schools for 29 years as their HVAC specialist.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sylvia Mendell. John is survived by his wife, Robin Nixon Mendell, his daughters, Nina Frances Mendell Daniel and her husband, Timothy Daniel of Lumberton Tx; four grandchildren, Chloe Jane Daniel, Brooklynn Grace Daniel, Kylee Nicole Offer & Shawn Leroy Offer; daughter, Tammy Nicole Mendell McClanahan, of Unionville; two grandchildren, Jeremiah James McClanahan, & Jacob Thomas McClanahan; and daughter, Chasity Flora Jane Mendell, of Rhoadesville.
A visitation will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Unionville Christian Church, Unionville. A funeral service will be held at the church at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Reverend Michael Jackson will officiate the service. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Those who wish to remember John in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Thrive Women’s Health Care of Central Virginia, 323 N Madison Rd, Orange, VA 22960, 540-661-5111. Online guestbook is available at johnsoncares.com.