John Hadley Comer, 86 of Southern Pines, formerly of Rockingham, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Richmond County Hospice Haven.
Mr. Comer was born November 16, 1934 in Keokuk, Iowa, a son of the late Chester Albert and Jane Hadley Comer. He served his country in the US Army, was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Rockingham, and had worked as the financial officer with Richmond Memorial Hospital. He was an avid golfer for most of his life and loved gardening in all forms. He was a member of the Members Club at Pinehurst, where he played twice a week and volunteered with many of the golf tournaments. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Meade Comer, a sister, Martha Ann Crankshaw and a granddaughter.
Surviving are his children, Susanna C. Lajoie (Kevin) and Christopher J. Comer; step-children, Julia Sechrest (Tim), Cindy Fulkerson and Michael Pinkerton (Colleen); numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother Dr. William T. Comer (Robin); goddaughter, Jessica Rodriquez and special friend, Diane Hertel.
A service to celebrate Mr. Comer’s life will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Rockingham at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N US Hwy 1, Rockingham, NC 28379 or to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 110, Fayetteville, NC 28302