Jon C. Henegar

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Jon "Jay" C.

Jon C. Henegar (Jay)

Born in Roanoke, VA on November 25, 1947, Born to Eternal Life on November 4, 2020 due to complications from Covid-19.

Admired and devoted husband of Linda for 48 years. Sweet father of Michelle (Ken) Anderson and Matthew (Avery) Henegar. Very proud papa of Noah, Jonah, Joy Henegar and Juniper Keller.

Further survived by sisters and brothers in law Diane Stelpflug, Al and Terri Athey and Allan and Pat Keene.  Also survived by other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his favorite mother in law, June Hansen, two weeks earlier.

Jon was the proud owner of Lakeside Foods for 33 years. Before owning his own company, Jon worked at several jobs, none of which he enjoyed all that well, but he did what he had to do to take care his family. One of his customers just this past week said that he was a south side legend, but his family always knew that. Jon was currently training the next generation to have a part in the business, his two grandsons Noah and Jonah.

After God, family was the most important thing to Jon. He loved getting things ready for a big family get-together and it showed. The details of his “Christmas village” that he would create each year brought back the nostalgia of Christmas past and was representative of a town he would have liked to live in. He also spent a great deal of time planning family vacations, organizing around the schedules of multiple families to accommodate everyone’s needs. We enjoyed our last vacation with him in August of 2020.

He was always mister fix-it, and boy did Linda keep him busy. Between his handiness and Linda’s creativity, they made a beautiful home. If he couldn’t fix it, he would definitely rig it up until it could be fixed. Whether it be an entire bedroom for his daughter, Michelle or a go-kart for his son Matthew. When asked how long a project would last his answer would always be…”two weeks.”

When Jon had leisure time he loved sitting on his patio enjoying his yard or feeding the birds. He enjoyed buying cool gadgets and toys for his grandkids, such as motorbikes and drones. He would end up playing with them just as much and took pride in seeing happiness within his family.

When thinking of Jon, one can’t help but remember his wit, humor and laughter. Along with those characteristics, he loved to teach the Word of God, and was a great teacher. He had a gift of being able to make difficult things easy to understand.

Jon and Linda both grew up in broken homes, and had a hard time in the beginning of their marriage with knowing how to deal and work through issues, but they did it. In 1977, Jon and Linda visited a little corner church in Bay View and found out about this man who can save you from your sins. They both gave their hearts and lives to the Lord.

There are so many, many things left unsaid about this wonderful, loving, caring man that we could write a book. To know him was to love him. He has left a big hole in our hearts and lives and will be missed every moment of every day. Until we meet again, may you dance on the streets that are golden.

Jon passed due to complications of COVID-19. In honor of Jon, face masks will be required.

For those unable or uncomfortable attending our services in person, this event will be live streamed through the church and also recorded.  Recording will be uploaded to this page following the service date.


  1. Shelley Lussmyer November 11, 2020 at 5:29 am - Reply

    Words can’t even begin to express the sadness at the loss of such a wonderful, loving, sweet person as Jay was. Always willing to lend a hand, always had a funny joke, always there for his family, his friends, and his church. He was a devoted husband and father, and a wonderful son in law to Aunt June. He had a heart of gold to all who knew him. Jay is one of those exceptional people that you could never forget. My heart goes out to Linda, Matt and Michelle at this sad time. Weren’t we all so lucky to have Jay in our lives? I consider it a privilege and an honor that he was in mine.

  2. Kristie Dilkey November 11, 2020 at 9:59 am - Reply

    This wonderful man was so special. This is a loss that cuts very deep for all who knew Jay. The easy way he had with a joke or quick remark. Jay’s faith was so strong and he lived his faith everyday. Jay was truly everyone called a good man. I am so sorry Linda Michelle and Matt for your loss.

  3. Matt Henegar November 12, 2020 at 9:05 am - Reply


    I can’t believe you are not here anymore. I can’t begin to tell you how much your warmth, your wisdom, your creativity, your laugh and you always-kind words in this unkind world will be missed. Your helpful hand was always ready to take on new challenges when everyone else was afraid. You saw the good in all people and were able level with them. One of those people is me. Your attentiveness and kindness as a father has been as legendary as you have been as a person on this earth. I can only hope to show my family the love, dedication and hard work that you have shown us all.

    I understand that it’s not natural to grow to an old man yourself and still have your father on this earth. With you dad, it doesn’t feel natural, I feel like you shouldn’t be gone and should always be here. I never would have been ready to lose you dad. Your memory will always root me.

    Dad, a big part of me is missing with you gone. It’Part of me feels lost without you. I only pray that I can rebuild my missing parts with parts of you. You’ve done good on this earth and I thank you for that. You showed unconditional love to many and you’ve blessed those lucky enough to know you.

    • Jessica Marshel November 13, 2020 at 11:04 pm - Reply

      This is beautifully written. I’m so sorry Matthew.

  4. Diane Stelpflug November 12, 2020 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Words can’t describe how empty our lives will be without Jay. He was our Rock. Jay was a wonderful man, husband, father, grandpa……list is endless. I know you are in heaven singing the Banana Boat song plus others you enjoyed singing.

    My heart aches for Linda, Michelle, Matt, your grandkids and everyone who’s heart you touched.

    My life was better with you being my brother-in-law. Say hi to John and Mom.

  5. Al and Pat Keene November 12, 2020 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Our Jon was such s great man. Je never spoke an unkind word about anyone. How many people can honestly day that? I remember him going on river trips with Moe and his brother in laws. Always sharing good times and memories. His family and his friends will miss him forever. He has left s big hole in all of our hearts. He is now with God living in happiness and no pain. We love you.

  6. Noah November 12, 2020 at 11:10 am - Reply

    My grandpa was a great man and a great person to everyone he’s ever met. I am truly lost in words for what to say. No one knew this was going to happen and no one should ever have to go through this pain. He was truly a blessing from heaven and he changed so many hearts. It is going to be hard but we will overcome this together. We all need to know that he is in a better place with no diseases and he is probably getting it ready for all of us. His jokes will never be forgotten and he will always have a special place in our hearts. Love you papa.

  7. Terri November 12, 2020 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Jay was not only my brother in law but he was my friend whom I could always talk with about anything without judgement. I love you Jay and I will miss you beyond words. You are now in the mansion in the sky living in glory and still looking after mom. Until we meet again. 😘💋💋💕

  8. Raymond E Krueger November 12, 2020 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Aunt Linda, Matt, Michelle and family. My heart aches with your family, with Uncle Jay’s passing. My heart also rejoices that I know for a fact he is in the presence of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Uncle Jay was a bright light for all who knew him. Funny, kind and witty. Always had a joke to tell. May he rest in piece and we all will see him again in heaven. I pray that God fills your hearts with love during this difficult time. Love you all, God bless you all. Raymond Krueger and family.

  9. Shannon Knapp November 12, 2020 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Michelle i know its been years since we talked or seen each other. But you and your family was a blessing I had growing up. I remember the day your Dad started lakeside.i remember the pickled pig’s feet he showed us lol. All the time I went with you to church and the countless hours we hung out everyday. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. He was a great man and he did love his family very much.

  10. Jessica Marshel November 12, 2020 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Jon touched countless hearts in this world. One man, with a million ways to give and love.
    So many hearts are hurting that he is gone. He inspired so many just by his presence, his presence made it feel that everything will be okay if he was there. This is such an unbelievably unbearable sad loss gone way too soon. A lot of good men was born in 1947. Our dads…RIP Jon. I know you will always be watching over Linda, Matthew, Michelle, and all your beautiful grandbabies. God bless all of you.

  11. Kristen R Miller November 16, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Dear Linda, Michelle, Mathew and Family, we are heartbroken for your losses. While Jay was technically a cousin, I have always thought of him as “Uncle Jay”. I have great memories of family gatherings where hanging out with Linda and Jay was sure to be a happy fun-filled time! Jay could always make you laugh. We are praying that God’s peace holds you up in the months ahead. Jay will be missed. God bless you all.

    Kristen, Niels, Mick Mikkelsen

  12. Jolina Najera December 10, 2020 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    My prayers & condolences to Linda , Michelle , Matthew & the rest of the family . It has been years since we have seen each other but Jay always treated me well and my heart goes out to his family. Praise be to God that he was a saved Christian and we know he is with our Lord .

  13. Jude December 10, 2020 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I just heard about Jay’s new Life on 12/10/20. I have known Jay ALL MY LIFE… Even before I knew my step family. GOD SAYS ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
    He was a good Christian, husband, father, grandfather, and friend…. I know I have never heard 1 bad word said about him… (well, unless it was only a few times about his whitty jokes not being that funny) lol. My heart goes out to the family and friends that knew him. HE WAS WORTH NOT MILLIONS BUT PRICELESS. There is not many that can leave a legacy like him, to JAY from me!!! GODD JOB, WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT!!!!!

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