Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Oct. 25, 2007
John Locke Haney, 89, died Oct. 21, 2007 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, October 27, at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday, October 26, at Culley's MeadowWood, Timberlane Road (850-893-4177). In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to the United States Coast Guard Academy, 31 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320.
He was born May 1, 1918 in Fairmont, W.V. He attended the University of West Virginia and graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1943, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He served his country for 23 years including World War II and Korea achieving the rank of commander.
He and his family moved to Tallahassee after retiring from the Coast Guard. He taught math and drafting at Leon High School for 18 years. He was a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, the Tallahassee Retired Officer's Association, and was active with the Coast Guard Alumni Association.
He is survived by his son , Locke (and wife Eve) and his daughter, Suzanne Southerland (and husband Chip); nine grandchildren, Phillip Haney, Erin Clark (and husband Dale), Matthew Haney (and wife Sarah), Thomas Haney, Christian, Gabriel, Julian (Pug), Tiffany and Jacqueline Southerland; and one great-granddaughter Meagan Clark. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Lois F. Haney.