John Morris Sydnor, Sr.

John Morris Sydnor, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 15, 2023. He was born on May 6, 1936, in Hague, Virginia to Otho Lunsford and Elizabeth Morris Sydnor. One of twelve children, he grew up on the family farm where he gained a wealth of skills and learned the importance of hard work. He graduated from Cople High School in 1954 and from the Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in 1958. During his years in Hampton, VA he and Joyce, while raising a family, were active in their community, volunteering through the Jaycees and other organizations. After 20 years, they moved their family back to the Northern Neck where he, with his son Greg, owned and operated Sydnor, Inc. General Contracting until his retirement.

John and Joyce helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars over many years for the American Cancer Society through the area Relay For Life, which was a passion of theirs. He was also an active member of Habitat For Humanity in the Northern Neck.


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