John Wade Montgomery, a loving husband, caring father, dedicated professional, peacefully passed away on January 16, 2024, in Nederland, Texas. Born on April 26, 1937 in Seaford, Virginia, John led a life filled with accomplishments and touched the hearts of many.
John's career spanned an impressive 28 years with C.A. Turner. He committed his time and expertise to the construction industry, leaving a lasting impact on his colleagues and the projects he worked on. John's dedication and attention to detail were evident in every task he undertook.
Throughout his career at C.A. Turner, John served as Vice President and played a vital role in the company's growth. His exceptional financial acumen led him to be appointed as Treasurer of the Industrial Safety Training Council (ISTC) Board of Directors. Demonstrating his commitment to safety in the workplace, John's contributions to ISTC were invaluable.
In addition to his professional achievements, John was proud of his service in the United States Navy. He served his country with honor and integrity during his time in the military. The skills and values he gained through his service continued to shape his character throughout his life.
Beyond work and military service, John had many hobbies and interests that brought him joy. He had a deep passion for golf and loved spending time on the greens whenever he had the chance. Golf was not just a game for John; it was an opportunity to unwind, appreciate nature's beauty, and bond with friends.
When reflecting on John's personality, caring and mild-mannered are two qualities that instantly come to mind. He had an innate ability to make those around him feel heard and valued. Whether it was offering advice or simply lending a listening ear, John always made time for others.
John will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He leaves behind a loving family who will forever cherish his memory. John is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Virginia Montgomery of Nederland, Texas. Their love story was one of unwavering support and companionship that spanned many joyful years.
He is also survived by his two sons, Andy Montgomery and his wife, Diane of Nederland, Texas, and Jerry Montgomery and his wife, Susie of Spring, Texas. John was immensely proud of his sons and their accomplishments. They are a testament to his guidance and unconditional love.
John adored his grandchildren and found immense joy in their presence. His granddaughters, Hollie Leger and April Dougharty and her husband, Julian, held a special place in his heart. Landon Montgomery, his grandson, shared a close bond with John as well. John's great-grandchildren, Nicholas Dougharty, James Dougharty, Draik Leger, Braydon Leger, Madison Leger, Keaton Leger, and Dillan Dougharty brought him immeasurable happiness.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Power Montgomery and Clara Belle Montgomery, as well as his brothers, Joe Montgomery and Clarence Montgomery, and his sister, Audrey Joyner.
To honor John's life and legacy, a visitation will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Melancon~Levingston Funreal Home in Nederland, Texas. This will be followed by a Funeral Service at the same location beginning at 2:00 PM with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Friends and acquaintances are incouraged to attend both events to pay their respects.
John Wade Montgomery lived a remarkable life filled with love for family, dedication to work, and treasured moments on the golf course. Let us remember him fondly for all that he accomplished and the impact he had on our lives. May he rest in eternal peace knowing that he made a lasting difference in the hearts of those who loved him dearly.