James ‘Hondo’ Haun, 58
A memorial service for James Lowell “Hondo” Haun, 58, of Bakersfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Hawkins Ridge Church. Mr. Haun died Nov. 30 at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains.
He was born Dec. 22, 1958, at Orrville, Ohio, the son of Delmar and Edna Keim Haun. He grew up in Orrville and attended school there, and in his senior year in high school was instrumental in helping the baseball team make it to the final state championship game. After high school he served six years in the Army National Guard. He married his first wife, Debbie Yoder, with whom he had a son, Jason M. Haun, and a daughter, Kristin T. Haun Dixon.
He moved to Missouri more than 20 years ago and made Bakersfield his home; he was self-employed in construction, and his work can be seen throughout Arkansas and Missouri. He loved to watch all kinds of sports on TV, even golf, and he also loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, with great success at both. He apparently inherited some of his mother Edna’s gardening skills as his yard was full of blooms in spring, summer and fall; he was very proud of it.
He was a Christian and was ready to leave his pain-stricken body behind to receive his eternal heavenly one. He will be missed by many, forever in his loved ones’ hearts.
He is survived by his children, Jason M. Haun and Kristin T. Haun Dixon, both of Richmond, Indiana; two grandchildren, Hunter W. Dixon and Kylee N. Dixon; his father, Delmar D. Haun of Orrville; one sister, Debbie Barnes of Orrville; one brother, Rick Haun and wife Cathy of Shawnee, Kansas; several nieces and nephews; and many friends, including Donnie and Brenda Carter and Ronnie Mullins.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
A private burial will be comducted in the Hawkins Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hawkins Ridge Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.
Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.