J.C. Haun, 84, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at his home.
He was a member of New Hope Church of the Nazarene. He was a retired pastor and bus driver. He was a former city commissioner of Sweetwater.
He ran for state senate, was a member of the election commission and was the Republican Party chairman and road superintendent for the state of Tennessee. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Haun and Victoria Bible Haun; first wife, Sara Jo “Pat” Haun; and son, James “Jimmy” Ernest Haun.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Epperson Haun; children: John Franklin Haun (Amy) of Cleveland, Howard Millsaps (Beth) of Benton, Joseph “Lonnie” Millsaps of Cleveland, and Loretta Anna Boyd (Tim) of Benton; former daughter-in-law, Kathy (Haun) Hawkins; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two on the way; brother, Harold Haun and wife, Nancy; nephews: Rodney Haun (Karen) and Steve Haun (Jamie); and several cousins.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Ammons, Rev. Don Hawkins and Doyle Mayton officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with James Haun, Jace Haun, Joshua Haun, Rodney Haun, Howard Millsaps and John Franklin Haun II serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes and full military honors will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home. The family invites friends to a drop-in visitation on Thursday, two hours prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Haun family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.
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