John Lewis Folsom, Sr.

January 22, 2019

Mr. John Lewis Folsom, Sr., age 92 of Daphne, AL, formerly of Flomaton, AL, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at a Daphne, AL healthcare facility.

Mr. Folsom was a native of Georgiana, AL, and a member of the Flomaton community for 60 years coming from Marbury, AL.  He was a United States Arm Veteran having served in Japan during WWII earning the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Metal, Army Occupation Ribbon, Japan Victory Ribbon and one Overseas Service Bar.  Mr. Folsom served as an educator 40 years in the Escambia County Alabama School System, and eighteen of those years as Flomaton High School principal.   Mr. Folsom was a member of the Flomaton’s Lion’s Club, the American Heart Association, and the Alabama Silver Haired Legislature. He was a former member of Flomaton First Baptist Church where he served as Deacon Emeritus and for the last several years was active in First Baptist Church of Loxley.

He is survived by his wife, Shelmerdene Folsom of Daphne, AL; sons, John L. (Betty Ann) Folsom of Tifton, GA, Michael T. (Rita) Folsom of Clayton, N.C., Kenneth L. (Sharon) Folsom of Loxley, AL, Stephen C. (Tina) Folsom of Helena, AL; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Flomaton First Baptist Church at 2 P.M. with Dr. Jerry Keese officiating.

Interment will follow in Flomaton Cemetery, Flomaton, AL.

Pallbearers will be Carter Folsom, Ken Folsom, Austin Folsom, Craig Asrhus, Wesley Buchta, Joey Braswell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carter Folsom, Chris Morrow, Patrick Donnelly.

Flowers are being accepted but donations or contributions may be made to the Flomaton Public Library, American Heart Association and Isaiah’s Ministry.


2 Responses to “John Lewis Folsom, Sr.”

  1. Stacey Dubose on January 23rd, 2019 8:10 pm

    I was Mr.Folsom sitter in the time i was with him & Mrs.Folsom I Love Them Like They Where My Grand Parents

  2. Ron Lawhon on January 23rd, 2019 4:43 pm

    What a life well-lived. We are praying for you and your family during this time. May the Holy Spirit give peace and comfort.

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