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John M. Borders, Jr.

October 22, 1929 — January 24, 2021

John M. Borders, Jr., age 91, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at his home. He was born October 22, 1929, to the late John M. Borders, Sr. and Lou Verna Browning Borders in Logan, W. Va.  John was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired as a Division Manager from Pittston Coal Company.  He was a member of the Sandy Valley Masonic Lodge No. 17 in Grundy, Va. and Barrett Lodge No. 76 in Clintwood, Va.   

In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by his first wife, “Pinky” Vannetter Borders; six siblings, Paul Borders, Charles W. Borders, Everett Borders, Ruby Webb, Bobby Borders, and Laura Ann Lowe.  John was the last surviving member of his family. 

John is survived by his wife of 35 years, Priscilla Ann Thomas Borders; four children from his first marriage, Dreama Lee O’Quinn; Johnny Borders, III; Brenda Gay Borders; and Linda Sue Borders; son, Shannon Borders and wife, Lisa; daughter, Katrina James and husband, Paul; granddaughter, Ashley Snead and husband, Blake; and great granddaughter, Maia Williams. 

A private committal service will be held at Knollkreg Memorial Park. 

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook.  The family of John M. Borders, Jr. is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).
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