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.