John Wayne “Johnny” Messer
John Wayne “Johnny” Messer, age 71, of Leoma, TN passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.
He was a native of Lawrence County, TN, owner of Messer’s Body Shop, and attended First Baptist Church of Loretto, TN. He was also lead singer of The Johnny Messer Band and several other bands throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Allen and Audrey Huskey Willis; one son: Jeffrey Shayne Messer; and grandson: Jonathan Clint Messer.
He is survived by wife: Carol Springer Messer of Leoma, TN; two sons: John Wayne Messer, Jr. of Leoma, TN and Anthony Joe Messer of Lawrenceburg, TN; seven grandchildren: Anthony Eric Messer, Joshua Ty Messer, Josie Katlin Messer, Johnny Mac Messer, Jake Austin Messer, Shane Brown, and Chad Brown; one great-grandchild: Bentley Shayne Messer; five step-great-grandchildren: Lucy Brown, Jax Brown, Ella Hillhouse, Lily Brown, and William Brown; and two brothers: Jim Messer (Barbara) of New Prospect, TN and Jerry Willis (Bettie) of Leoma, TN.
Funeral services for John Wayne “Johnny” Messer were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, with T. R. Williams and Kevin Cheatham officiating. Interment followed at Restview Cemetery in Loretto, TN. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be sent by way of: www.nealfuneralhome.net.