A graveside military service honoring the life of John Almon Way, Sr., 85 of Lugoff, will be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Way's honor to the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
John was born in Sumter to the late Lee V. Way and Katie Christmas Way. He was retired from the Air Force. Mr. Way also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Korean Conflict and the Navy during World War II in the European Theater having served on Destroyer 588 during the D-Day Invasion. John started coaching youth football in 1966 and also coached basketball and baseball. Coach Way is most remembered for coaching the Cowboys in the 60's and 70's. Last year, he was recongized for his 25 years of voluntary service by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.
John is survived by his wife, Verna Parker Way; 2 daughters, Tina Kelly (Michael) of Lugoff, and Lesa Steele (Don) of Myrtle Beach; 2 sons, Mike Way and Robby Way (Suzie) both of Lugoff; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Robertson of Kentucky and brother, Jerry Way Jr. of Lugoff. He was predeceased by a son, Johnny Way.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the Way family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.