John D. Plemmons Sr.
A Wonderful Father
Leicester- John David Plemmons, Sr., a beloved gentleman blessed with 91 years of a wonderful and full life, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 at his home.
John was born September 26, 1929 to the late Hoyt Dennis Plemmons and the late Vivian Cole Plemmons. He had made his home in Leicester all of his life and he was a true dedicated dairy/beef farmer spending endless hours in his fields. He held a great love for horses and his daily life was full of farming, logging and tending his land. John was proud of his mountain heritage and he could share the most wonderful stories of his life growing up among the mountains with his family and friends. He also enjoyed mountain music and John was a terrific square dancer, always ready to perform some clogging across the dance floor. Mr. Plemmons was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. John loved his family deeply and in the words of his children, “We were blessed with the most wonderful parents in the whole world.” We rejoice that John is now in his eternal heavenly home.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sue Brown Plemmons who passed away in 2010; and his brother, Hoyt Plemmons, Jr. who passed away in 1970.
Surviving are his children, Janet Plemmons Combs of Bristol, Virginia, John David Plemmons, Jr. and wife, Martha of Leicester, and Jennifer Plemmons Robinson of Leicester; grandchildren, David Combs, Jason Combs, Jonathan Combs, John Mark Plemmons, Christopher Robinson, Andrea Robinson, and Brandon Robinson; a great-granddaughter, Madelyn; a great-grandson, Bruce; and many dear friends.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Plemmons family.