March 3, 1944 ~ January 10, 2005

Born in: Jonesborough, TN,
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

John Cloyd, 60, of Hendersonville, pased away peacefully January 10, 2005, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Jonesborough, TN and was the son of Emily Duckworth Cloyd and the late John Cloyd, Sr. of Jonesborough. He is survived by his wife of eleven years, Shirley Pearson Cloyd. He leaves behind a daughter Jennifer Konomos and her husband Bill of Knoxville, TN; a son Charles Cloyd and his wife Melanie of Mullica Hill; two step-daughters, Dena Bryson and her husband Doug of Asheville and Kim Morse and her husband Wes of Flat Rock; two sisters, Betty Jo Dempsey and her husband Darrell and Billie Jean Osborne and her husband Ray; a brother James Cloyd and his wife Chere; his special cousin Phyllis Crain; his friend Kenneth Rawles; a niece Melissa Cloyd and a nephew Daniel Cloyd; an aunt Marylee Stewart and her husband Alex, all of Tennessee. He is also survived by three precious granddaughters, Amelia Konomos and twins Thea Rose and Lillian Elisabeth Cloyd. John grew up in Jonesborough, TN and graduated from ETSU with a BA in Chemistry and Math. He received his doctorate in organic chemistry from Ohio State University. He did post doctorate studies in England at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and at the University of Georgia. John was employed with Dupont as a chemist for 23 years. In 1998 he took early retirement and in 1999 he purchased a "Pillar to Post" franchise and began a home inspection business. He loved his work and all the special realtor friends he made over the past five years. John was a cat lover, avid skier and gardener and enjoyed carpentry, fishing and spending time with his daughter and three grandchildren. He had recently moved into a new home he and his wife built together. John was of the Christian faith and recently gave his life to Christ. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian will be handling a private service for the family with the Rev. Sonja Burleson and Pastor Noah Barefoot officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery. No visitation or graveside services are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, NC 28801, or to Elizabeth House at Four Seasons Hospice, PO Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

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  1. I met John when I first started as a Sales Rep with DuPont Medical Products. He was always encouraging and supportive of me as I learned the ropes. I remenber him as a very smart guy with a good sense of humor, and as someone who really cared about helping others any way he could. My thoughts and prayers are with John and his family.

    Mike Flanagan

  2. Shirley,so very sorry to hear about John…I know you are going thru a terrible time but just wanted to let you know that I am concerned…If I can do anything I can be reached @ 828-697-8192..My deepest sympathy to you and your family…..

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss John. I certainly enjoyed the time I spent working with John at DuPont.

    Best Wishes,
    Bill Sidebottom

  4. We both worked with and truly enjoyed knowing John at DuPont. Our sincerest sympathy to the family – he was quite a ‘character’ and will be missed by all those who knew him. Jerry & Ella Surrette

  5. I worked with John in the control lab at DuPont. He was a delight to be around and was very good at his job. The family has my deepest sympathy in the loss of their loved one.

  6. I got to know John through his Pillar to Post franchise, as he used our lab services at Air Chek, Inc. John and I loved to talk about the science of radon and all of the environmental impacts that true professionals had to consider. We at Air Chek have missed his visits over the last few months and we’ll contunue to miss him deeply! I have lost good friend, but he’ll live forever in my memories. Until we meet again, Shawn

  7. I’m truly sorry for the lost of John. I worked with him at the Dupont plant. My prayers are with you and your family.

  8. I knew John had been fighting cancer for a long time. He was my favorite inspector and I always enjoyed working with him. I know he will be sorely missed by his family. Cathy Dickinson, Keller Williams Professionals

  9. Shirley and family
    Sorry for your lose, remember we are holding you up in your prayers. Shirley you know where your strength comes from. Keep trusting. Love Kris

  10. I will always remember John as a true professional and a credit to the home inspection profession. Many home buyers in a multi-county area of WNC have benefitted from his expertise and sound and mature judgement over the years. I miss him, his sense humor and his calm approach to business. He was good.


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