John "Big John" Henry Haines, 67, of Mount Pleasant Mills, was received into Heaven by his Lord and Savior on Feb. 18, 2022, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
Born on March 21,1954 at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg, the oldest of 7 children to Carl Haines, Sr. and the late Ruth (Klinger) Haines.
He attended his school years in Upstate New York while the family worked on several farms. Shortly after High School the family moved to Central Pennsylvania where he lived the remainder of his life.
He worked for Fromm Security, Milton, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Bucknell University, Rohrer Bus Service, Lewisburg, many handyman projects with family and facilitated AA and Celebrate Recovery meetings throughout the Valley.
John especially enjoyed time with family and friends. A cup of coffee and a chat were his specialty. There was never a stranger to John. He did his best to make everyone feel welcome wherever he was. Some favorite past times of his younger days were hunting, gardening, and model train layouts. His more recent favorite activities were putting puzzles together, playing Santa Claus during the Christmas season, being a jokester, and praying for others. He was a member of Grace Covenant Church, Middleburg for nearly 20 years where he volunteered in many areas.
Surviving are his 3 children, Mandy (Roger) Mayanja, Roxane (Benjamin) Jones, and Shawn Haines; 3 grandchildren, Alexander and Benjamin Bontomase and Abbigail Jones; sisters and brothers, Connie Houston (Jerry Butts), Cindy Ettinger, Ed (Tina) Haines, Rick Haines, and Skip (Michele) Haines, Jr., and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in heaven are sister Theresa (Haines) Bonaparte, brother-in-law Stan Ettinger, and stepmother Vivian (Conrad) Haines.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Covenant Church, Middleburg on March 12th at 1:00pm to receive family and friends.
Arrangements were made by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.