John L. Haviland

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — John L. Haviland, 59, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, formerly of Parsons, passed away surrounded by his loved ones at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville.

Johnny Loren Haviland was born on Feb. 24, 1960, to William F. and Lorene Violet (Schoonover) Haviland in Parsons. As a young boy he grew up in Altamont and attended schools in Welch, Oklahoma, and Altamont. In 1978, John graduated from Labette County High School.

He spent most of his career as a welder at Ruskin Manufacturing in Parsons until his retirement due to disability. He moved to Bartlesville in 2016. In his younger years, John was a bull rider, and throughout his life, he was a New England Patriots football fan.

John was an avid golfer, who played golf almost every day, even after work on the weekdays, and traveled to golf tournaments with his friends on the weekends. Katy Golf Course in Parsons was his home away from home. He loved golf and time with his golfing buddies so much that one time Johnny was even hit by a golf ball in the back of the head and was bleeding, but there were still 18 holes to play. Even though his friends tried to get him to go to the hospital, John said it was nothing, never considered leaving the course, and played through with blood dripping down his neck and back. He just loved playing golf and being with his buddies.

On April 13, 1990, John and Rhonda J. White were united in marriage in Miami, Oklahoma. She survives of the home.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda, of the home; his faithful companion, Molly Jack; three sons, Chad Campbell and his wife, Kara, of Parsons, Stephen Campbell of Caney and Corey Campbell and his wife, Kay Cee, of McCune; two daughters, Shandy Dotolo and her husband, Stephen, of Tulsa and Mandy Campbell of Parsons; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Kathy Edens and her husband, Steve, of Neosho, Missouri, and Debbie Rosenberg and her husband, Kenny, of Weir; a stepbrother, Robert McKinzie and his wife, Mandi, of Leitchfield, Kentucky; and two brothers-in-law, Randy White of Vinita, Oklahoma, and Billy White of Edmond, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorene McKinzie; his father; two brothers, Matt Haviland and Brad Haviland; and a sister-in-law, Nancy McCabe Salmon.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to the Katy Golf Course and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

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