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John Weldon Childress

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“Johnny was a friend and school pal at Butler High School He was always jolly and a great sportsman He will be missed ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Lowell Lovvorn - Meridianville, AL

“Our sincere condolences for all the family, I know he will be missed greatly by many. As a brother-in-law from Georgia, we did not see each other...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Cecil McGuire - Fayettevlle, GA

“My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to John's family, especially Bill and Sonya. John was one of the sweetest and most genuine guys I have...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Great coach great man coached us hard loved us harder his life was impactful on so many he will be missed my condolences to the family ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Bo Emerson - Huntsville

“May he be remembered for the good and kindness he showed towards all those whose hearts were touched by his generous and giving spirit. God is good...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: AC GA

“As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your treasured memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“You all are in my prayers, Coach was one in a million. God Bless you all. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Joe Torres - Huntsville, AL

“Rest in Peace Coach ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Skip Gardiner - Atlanta, GA

“To the Childress Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“My heartfelt sympathy go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort....Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry for your heartbreak. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Glynn Gill - Madison, GA

“So sad to hear of Coach Childress's passing! He taught us both in football and life of what it takes to succed! He meant so much to so many people!...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of John MY sincere condolences at this time John a man well spoken of May you have peace of mind ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“We met as seniors at Mullins Restaurant. I last saw him in 2016. We always had good talks. He was a good man. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so happy that I had the good fortune to not only play for Coach, but be neighbors as well. After my Dad passed away, he would take the time to...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Johnson - New Orleans, LA

“Best football coach I ever had. Taught us discipline, toughness, sportsmanship and RESPECT. - Glenn Funkhouser ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Glenn Funkhouser - Harvest, AL


17 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Johnson - New Orleans, LA

“A great motivator of people and a very humble man. Thanks for being a friend. RIP ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Leonard Thomas - HUNTSVILLE, AL

“It was a great honor and privilege to have played for Coach Childress. He was someone I always respected both on and off the field. He will be sorely...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Bobby Williams - Birmingham, AL


20 of 24 | Posted by: JOE ADAMCZYK - LAS VEGAS, NV

“My dad introduced me to coach when I stared at Grissom. He was a great example of a man, a teacher and coach. And just a friend when you needed it. ...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie Smith Roderick - Madison, AL

“JOHN WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON,HE WILL BE MISSED.A GOOD FRIEND. CARTER GENTLES ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“R I P--My FriendJohn Burgreen ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“From being my PE coach at Whitesburg Jr High, to picking me up at my house for 9th grade GHS summer football practice and to just being a friend, I...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Dave Ryals - Huntsville, AL


John was born on September 18, 1937 and passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018.

John was a resident of Huntsville, Alabama at the time of passing.

He graduated from Florence State University with a degree in Education and also received his Masters of Education from Alabama A&M.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8 at Latham United Methodist Church, 109 Weatherly Rd, Huntsville, AL, 35803.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Huntsville Hospital Hospice Family Care or to Latham United Methodist Church.

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