John Hedden • February 27, 2021



John Leon Hedden, 83, of Pensacola, Florida, died February 27, 2021, with his wife by his side.
Mr. Hedden was born February 28, 1937, in Robertsdale, Alabama, to Taft and Myrtle (Denham) Hedden.
He served in the United States Air Force for four years, then worked for NARF-NADEP Pensacola NAS for 30 years as a helicopter mechanic foreman.
He was an active member of Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing softball and tennis with friends and former co-workers, especially those at his weekly Bayview tennis gatherings. He loved spending time with his family and delighted in his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Renee (Stewart) Hedden; 3 children and their spouses; Debbie and Roy Reid, Jeff and Holly Hedden, Stacy and Arthur Davis; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 3 brothers and their spouses; Charles and Martha Hedden, Joe and Delores Hedden, and Carl and Terri Hedden.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Perry and one brother, Steve Hedden.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, March 4th at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church.

  1. Larry & Sarita Scapecchi says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Renee, and all of the family.

  2. Tina and Scott lambert says:

    We are praying for your family during this time! We know he was so loved and will be missed greatly!

  3. Jim Colbert says:

    Renee may the spirit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you and your family during this time of loss. Lifting you and your entire family up in prayer.

  4. Stacy, I am so sorry to learn about your father. I knew he was gravely I’ll but thought he’d been improving. I pray that the Lord opens His arms to him and also pray that He will give you, your mother, and all your family the strength to endure this terrible loss.

  5. Albert says:

    John is missed by those of us who enjoyed the times shared. Softball, tennis, hunting mullet and just his personality. Sympathy for all the family members.

  6. George Kennel says:

    John, truly one of the greatest individuals that I ever knew.

  7. Steve Pettey says:

    Jeff , Im sorry to hear about your dads passing . I got to know him well at NADEP and all the Worker’s from the hanger used to shoot darts. He was a good man and one of the pillars of the NADEP facility.

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