Jerry Wayne Lafon, 68, of Pembroke, departed this life Sunday morning, September 1, 2013 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital after a long illness. Born in Giles County on April 5, 1945, he was a son of the late Lacy and Gladys Kessinger Lafon. He was a graduate of Giles High School and retired from RAAP in Nitro Operations. He was preceded in death by a brother Dallas Lafon.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 48 years, Nancy Hamblin Lafon; his daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Danny Ball of Christiansburg; his son John D. Lafon of Pembroke; his foster daughter and son-in-law Mae and Richard Cody of Peterstown, WV; his grandchildren Megan Lafon of Princeton, WV and 2nd Lt. Bradley and wife Erin Ball of Ft. Hood, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Gary Poff officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the services at the funeral home. The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted and contributions be made the Giles County Meals On Wheels. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com