John L. Piedmont, 70, of Pine Mountain, GA passed away at home Wednesday, April 20,2022.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Douthat Park, Millboro, VA, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
John was born September 23, 1951 in Roanoke, VA to the late Paul Anthony Piedmont, and Mary Kathryn Mason Piedmont.
John is survived by his wife, Rita M. Piedmont, Pine Mountain, GA, and children, William John Piedmont, Auburn, GA and Emily Piedmont Adams (Patrick), Suwanee, GA. John also enjoyed his role and participation in the lives of his step sons, Chester and Brian Byleckie, Columbus, GA. He was thankful to Chester for sharing his three beautiful loving children, Ashlar, Riley, and Joey, they were the highlight of many days and weekends and he was honored to be their 2nd Grandfather.
John was one of twelve children and is survived by Kay Martin, Norfolk, VA, Susie Gill, Augusta, GA, Jeanette Piedmont, Harrisonburg, VA, Edie Stoke, (Woody) Williamsburg, VA, Stella Piedmont, Norfolk, VA, Laura Piedmont, Portland, OR, Lou Piedmont, Harpswell, ME and Janice Piedmont, Harrisonburg, VA. He was preceded in death by brothers, Paul Anthony, Richard Edward and Donald Stephen Piedmont.
John was employed with Marco Supply, Roanoke, VA for over 30 years, during that time he served in several capacities and ended his career with Marco Supply as Manager of the Atlanta, GA office. After leaving Marco Supply, he went to work with Makita, USA, Buford, GA as Training Manager. He always said this was the perfect job for him, he worked with tools all day, instructed others on how to use the power tools and on which job they should be used. He enjoyed the travel and made friends everywhere he went. He retired from Makita, USA in 2019.
In November of every year John would spend time with his buddies at Roanoke Hunt Club in VA. John was at home in nature and enjoyed the woods as much as the hunting. He played the harmonica, the Jew’s harp and cards with the guys at the cabin around the wood burning stove. John was very fond of Blue Grass Music as well as other genre and would often call Rita when he heard a song on the radio that touched his heart.
John was an excellent craftsman and woodworker and often made special pieces to give at his family Christmas auctions. He took pride in his work and loved sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. He loved fishing, watching SEC football, jigsaw puzzles and old cowboy movies.
The family thanks all of those who helped with his care during the last few months. Emory Hospital in Atlanta, GA, the doctors, the nursing staff, all involved gave him excellent care and always showed kindness and respect. Thank you to Columbus Hospice for excellent care as well.
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