John Samuel Allmond, 85


John Samuel Allmond, 85, of Twin City, peacefully entered his eternal home on Sunday, May 19, 2024, surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 23, at 4 p.m. at the Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Garfield.

John was born October 18,1938, in Emanuel County, to Sam and Sally Johnson Allmond. After graduating from Emanuel County Institute, he joined the United States Air Force and served a tour of duty abroad in Asia. After four years, John received an honorable discharge and moved to Rome, Georgia where he resided for the next forty years. While in Rome, he was a member of the Second Avenue Methodist Church and the Rome Shrine Club. As a member of the Rome Shrine Club for over twenty years, John served as a chaplain as well as a member of the clown unit where he performed duties as president. In clown competitions in the southeast region of the United States, he always received top recognitions for his rendition of “Pla Do” the clown. John found joy entertaining children, but always said that he had more fun than the ones he entertained. With his engaging personality, he interacted with bystanders as he rode his moped in numerous parades.

After retiring from Georgia Power, John returned to Emanuel County in 2002 and has since been a member of Twin City Methodist Church serving on several committees. As an active member of the Twin City Lions Club, he built many long-lasting friendships while helping people in need of eyewear. For many years, John loved to travel the country in his motorhome, including two trips to Alaska and one to Prince Edward Island, with his loving wife, Janette. At 83, John took a trip of a lifetime to Ireland and Scotland where he fulfilled a desire to see the countryside and castles while engaging with the locals. His family will remember him as a man’s man. John was the type of person who would use his inventive problem-solving skills to repair or build an item rather than buying a new one. Always just a phone call away, he was attentively available to share wisdom and advice when needed by a family member. With his family and especially his grandchildren, John took immense pleasure in the many beach and camping trips to coastal Georgia. During his later years, he spent time watching westerns on TV while savoring ice cream, operating his tractor around the farm, attending ECI football games including two trips to the state championship playoffs in Atlanta, and cherished Wednesday morning breakfasts with his buddies. Mr. Allmond is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Faye Allmond; and son, Danny Allmond.

Mr. Allmond is survived by his attentive wife, Janette; stepchildren, Bobby Bell of Marietta and Alison Goodman (Shaun, close confidant and friend) of Swainsboro); four grandchildren, Tyler Bell (Anna) of Wilmington Island, Wyatt Atchison of Statesboro, Abbey and Elizabeth Ann Atchison of Atlantal; and several nieces and nephews, including his dearest, Donna.

The family would like to extend immense gratitude to Pruitt Health Hospice of Swainsboro for their professionalism and kindness during difficult days.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to do so, may send memorials to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina or the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.