Mr. John Hervey Honeycutt, 91, of Madison, Alabama, passed away on August 22, 2022, at his home with family and friends at his side. Mr. Honeycutt was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi
on September 26, 1930 to Roy Lee Honeycutt and Gladys Carpenter Honeycutt. He was a graduate of Grenada High School in Grenada, Mississippi. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. He came back to Grenada and worked at Heatcraft for a couple
of years. In 1956, he enrolled at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He married Martha Horton on June 13, 1959; and, they moved to Starkville, MS for him to complete his senior year at MS State University. They moved to Huntsville, AL in June, 1960, as he had accepted a position at U.S. Army Missile Command Redstone Arsenal. While working there, Mr. Honeycutt wrote several books/manuals that were published; and, it resulted in getting a couple of patents. After twenty-five years, he retired from this position. Then, he accepted a position with USBI United Space Boosters, Inc. and retired from there after ten years. He worked several years part-time at Jacobs Sverdrup. The last couple of years, he worked from home and retired from this position in January, 2022.
Mr. Honeycutt was a member of Asbury Methodist Church, Madison, AL.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Legacy Chapel Funeral Home in Madison, AL officiated by Dr. Alan Weatherly. Family and friends will gather for visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow at Huntsville Memory Gardens.
Mr. Honeycutt and Martha Horton Honeycutt were married almost sixty-one years until her death on April 28, 2020. He is survived by son John Hervey Honeycutt, Jr. and his wife, Terri of Madison, daughter Jeanne Honeycutt Turner of Madison, daughter Christie Honeycutt Serrano and her husband John of Huntsville; four grandchildren: Terri Turner Potter and her husband Marcus of Harvest, AL, John Wesley Turner and his wife Terri Lynn of Athens, AL, John Hervey Honeycutt, III (Trey) of Madison, and Megan Serrano of Huntsville; two great grandsons: Evan Potter of Harvest, AL and Ethan Bennefield of Athens, AL; three great granddaughters: Amber Bowab and Raelynn Potter of Harvest, AL, and Willow Bennefield of Athens, AL. He is, also, survived by in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends that he loved so much.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, a brother, Roy Lee Honeycutt, Jr., and a sister, Mary Ann Honeycutt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Alabama Children’s Home, 1404 16th Avenue, S.E., Decatur, Alabama.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Legacy Chapel Funeral Home, Madison, Alabama.