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.
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