Southern, John Wayne

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John Wayne Southern, age 85, of Christiansburg died, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Montgomery Co., Va. on February 21, 1935 to the late John Wesley and Grace Lawson Southern.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ellen Harrison Southern, daughter, Elizabeth Southern McCroskey and husband, Tony, grandsons, Dylan McCroskey and wife, Samantha, Derek McCroskey and wife, Morgan, great grandsons, Colton McCroskey, Cayden McCroskey, brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Clara Southern, Freddie and Frances Southern, Allen Southern, sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Bill Schmidt, Katherine and David Hedge, numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

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