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John Sanborn

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John Stuart Sanborn, “Jackie” as he was called by those who knew and loved him, passed away at his home on June 30, 2023. He was born in Plateau on Nov. 14,1942 to Mr. Stuart Edson Sanborn and Helen Francis Sanborn.

A graduate of Vigor High School, upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp., serving a term of four years. Jackie was an active member of Jones Chapel Church in Gainestown and a member of the Electrical Workers 505.

Mr. Jackie enjoyed gardening, watching T.V and spending time with his family and beloved fur baby, Cassie. He and his loving wife, Mrs. Helen enjoyed every moment of their life together. Jackie was known for his many quirky sayings, none of which could you repeat in church, but funny nonetheless. Mr. Jackie and Mrs. Helen had a special love for each other. So special, that she lovingly nicknamed him “Jackie Poo.” They married on Nov. 29, 1995 and according to Mrs. Helen 29 years was just not long enough. She will miss him sorely.

Mr. Jackie leaves behind a legacy of five children, 18 grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren, all of whom are gonna miss their beloved Paw Paw. An even-tempered man, Jackie was very consistent so everyone knew what to expect from him. His sense of humor put everyone at ease around him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Jackie is survived by his wife, Helen Sanborn; son, Wendel (Lynn) Jones; daughters, Ann (Richard) O’Rear, Kristi (Michael) Myles, Rennee (Shayne) Hennis and Jackie Lynn (Ray) Clackler; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Sunday, July 2, 1:30 p.m., at Jones Chapel Protestant Church in Gainestown. Funeral services followed at 2:30. Interment was in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Macuall Hennis, Robert Porter, Bryce Clackler, Chris Shivers, Chad O’Rear and Jake O’Rear.

Bro. Benny Crawford officiated, with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.

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