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John L. Baines Jr., 79, of Bena, died Jan. 20, 2018, at Riverside Convalescent Center-Mathews.

John was a graduate of Warwick High School, and was employed at Newport News Shipbuilding for many years. He was a longtime member of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department. John had a passion for cars and was a member of the Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriett Baines, and a child.

He is survived by son, John L. Baines III and wife Kathy Wallace; daughter, Joan South and husband Michael; grandchildren, Brandy Corbitt and husband William, Jason Evans, and wife Ashley and Zachary Evans, and great-grandchildren, Reilly, Eliahna, Jamesen, Haylee and Jr.

Funeral service conducted by Tim Knight will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family received friends Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In John’s memory, contributions may be given to the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Bena, Va. 23018.

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