John Ralph Featherston

John R. Featherston passed from this life into his eternal rest on Sunday, August 7, 2011, after a battle with lung cancer. At his request there will be no service. He will be buried in the Family Cemetery on his property with his family present.

John was the 10th child born to James William and Ruby Wilson Featherston on May, 20, 1932, in Gatesville, Texas. He attended schools in Gatesville, and he married Mavis Spencer on September 19, 1955. They moved to Bryan, Texas, in June, 1966, where he became manager for Bryan Iron and Metal Co. He later opened John’s Salvage in Bryan, retiring and closing the business in 1987.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, William, George, Earl and Albert; sisters, Gladys Moore and Jane Moore.

Survivors include his wife Mavis; son, Danny Featherston; daughters, Loretta Featherston and Gina Jamison, and son-in-law, Stacey Jamison; grandsons, Jason Featherston, Justin Featherston and fiancé Marissa Sauser, Jonathan Jamison and Joshua Jamison; brother, Jim Featherston and wife Faye; sister, Juanita Shelton, and sisters-in-law, Lois Featherston and Mattie Lee Cox; many nieces, nephews, and friends.


  1. Aunt Mavis, Loretta, Danny, Gina & family: May the grace & peace of God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ surround you. Uncle John was much loved, and he will be sorely missed. I’m very grateful for the many times he helped me and helped Mom & Dad in many ways. Love to you all during this painful time.

  2. Dear Mavis, Danny, Loretta & Gina, I was saddened to read of John’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. John was always willing to help me with anything I needed & it was a pleasure to know him. If there is anything I can do to help you through this sad time, please let me know-779-1978. I hope they let Danny come home for support. My regards, Bill Catalena

  3. Mavis & family, I know this has been a long year for you. Hope you are holding up ok. It will take time. Best wishes


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