John William Statham, Jr., age 80, of Americus passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at his home. He was born in Manchester Georgia on December 14, 1941 to the late John William Statham, Sr. and Clidie Statham. Mr. Statham was employed at the Americus Post Office for 30 years. After retiring from the postal service, he was the owner and operator of Americus Lock service for 22 years.
Graveside services will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 3:00 with Reverend Steven Golden Officiating. The family will receive friends and family at the graveside after the service. The family will also receive friends at the home at other times. Pallbearers include Bill Rees, Caleb Golden, Jonathan Statham, Rodney Johnson, Kevin Chambley, Ben Chambley. Honorary Pallbearers include Current and Retired Postal Employees.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years Irene Statham; son Jeff Statham (Penny) of Tifton; brother Tommy Statham (Louise) of LaGrange; sister Sharon Statham of Orange Park; grandchildren Jonathan Statham (Carmen), Miranda Foster (Dawson); great grandchildren Ari, Genna, Olli and Juni.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Tami Rene Statham.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund 846 Lane Store Rd. Americus, GA. 31709 or to Phoebe Sumter Hospice 126 E. Furlow St. Americus, GA. 31709.