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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

John Lutz Weddington

December 17, 1970July 13, 2019
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John Lutz Weddington, 48, passed away on July 13, 2019 in the presence of many friends. He was born in Lexington where he lived until he graduated from Lexington Senior High School. He was an accomplished wrestler, football and baseball player and attended the University of North Carolina on a football scholarship. After leaving UNC he entered the Navy where he was very proud of his 8 combat saves working as an aviation air rescue swimmer. It was in the military that he was first introduced to the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) which remained an interest and passion of his for all of his life. After the military he returned to North Carolina to reside in Greensboro where he joined the restaurant industry and perfected his craft of cooking and storytelling. He eventually relocated to Greenville SC where he met his wife Kristin. In 1999 the couple relocated to Kristin’s hometown of Pittsburgh PA where they married, and John started a career in emergency services medicine. In 2007 John and Kristin found their way back to North Carolina where they welcomed their daughter Lexi. John was a passionately involved father. Throughout his life, he remained interested in cooking, baking and family gatherings where he could display these talents while loving on others. The SCA remained a source of enjoyment for John, and broadened his interests to include medieval combat, wood working and tailoring. Most of all John found a home with the SCA due to the brotherhood and comradery that is inherent in its community, a trait that John exhibited at all times. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Kristin, and daughter Lexi; mother Pamela Johnson of Greensboro; sisters Margo Lanning of Lexington and Judy McKee of Greensboro; cousin Mitzi Johnson (husband Robbie, son CJ) of Lexington; nephew David McKee (wife Celeste and their children) of Conroe, TX; niece Heather Cook (husband Kyle, son Walker) of Greensboro; mother and father-in-law David and Carolyn Anderson of Pittsburgh, PA; sister-in-law Suzanne McDade (husband Kevin, son Anderson) of Charlotte. He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Hazel Weddington of Lexington, and brothers-in-law Steve Lanning and Scott McKee.

Services will be at the Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home located at 515 N Elm Street Greensboro, NC 27401. Visitation will be held on Friday July 19th 6-8pm and Saturday July 20th 2-3pm. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3pm. Floral tributes are welcome, or a fund has been setup to support John’s wife and daughter, and can be found at the following link: gf.me/u/t5m29w. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com

  • FAMILY

  • Kristin Anderson Weddington, Wife
  • Lexi Weddington, Daughter
  • Pamela Johnson, Mother
  • Hazel Weddington, Mother (deceased)
  • Jack Weddington, Father (deceased)
  • Margo Lanning, Sister
  • Judy McKee, Sister
  • Mitzi (Robbie) Johnson, Cousin
  • David (Celeste) McKee, Nephew
  • Heather (Kyle) Cook, Niece
  • David Anderson, Father-in-law
  • Carolyn Anderson, Mother-in-law
  • Suzanne (Kevin) McDade, Sister-in-law
  • Anderson McDade, Nephew
  • Steve Lanning, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Scott McKee, Brother-in-law (deceased)

Services

  • Family Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Family Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, July 20, 2019

Memories

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Missie Dickens

July 21, 2019

John was the sweetest, kindness, most generous, thoughtful man I knew ... and I told Kristin I’d get married again if I could find someone as good a chef as John!

John came with Lexi to eLink one beautiful August day and brought all the equipment and ingredients he needed to make from scratch in our kitchen area his most delicious seafood pasta, my most favorite recipe of his, for my birthday the year before I retired ... was such a wonderful, awesome, and tasty way to celebrate my birthday with my work family

I will miss John and I have so many happy memories of him for myself and also for what great happiness he brought to Kristin and Lexi!!

Bob and Jeanne Burns

July 19, 2019

Kristin and Lexi. Our prayers and love are with you and your family. John was such an outgoing man . His warm personality and sincerity could be instantly recognized. We pray God will give you strength.

Michael Jones

July 17, 2019

I first met John the week before he died. He was at Anton's fighter practice having a great time. He took the time to introduce himself to me and I was impressed with his energy and friendliness. I offer my condolences to his family and friends.

Christal Black

July 17, 2019

I knew John through the SCA. Everytime I saw him he was so kind and generous. He always made us feel at home and welcomed in camp. My prayers go out to all of his friends and family.

Roxanne Day

July 17, 2019

The love of the father for his children John it was a blessing to have known you may you rest with the father. You will be missed.
Roxanne Day
Benefit Advocate
UnitedHealth Care
Greensboro

Taron Manuel

July 16, 2019

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family. So sorry for your loss. John and I were co-workers on the same team at UHC. May God bless each one of you.

Joey McPeeks

July 16, 2019

John was a great guy. We worked together, at one point on the same team for over a year. He was always so friendly, encouraging and helpful.

He would often invite me to the scrimmages and training for his SCA activities. I unfortunately never took him up on that.

As much as he enjoyed his job and hobbies, it was clear that his favorite thing in life was being a father.

Rest in peace.

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Biography

John Lutz Weddington, 48, passed away on July 13, 2019 in the presence of many friends. He was born in Lexington where he lived until he graduated from Lexington Senior High School. He was an accomplished wrestler, football and baseball player and attended the University of North Carolina on a football scholarship. After leaving UNC he entered the Navy where he was very proud of his 8 combat saves working as an aviation air rescue swimmer. It was in the military that he was first introduced to the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) which remained an interest and passion of his for all of his life. After the military he returned to North Carolina to reside in Greensboro where he joined the restaurant industry and perfected his craft of cooking and storytelling. He eventually relocated to Greenville SC where he met his wife Kristin. In 1999 the couple relocated to Kristin’s hometown of Pittsburgh PA where they married, and John started a career in emergency services medicine. In 2007 John and Kristin found their way back to North Carolina where they welcomed their daughter Lexi. John was a passionately involved father. Throughout his life, he remained interested in cooking, baking and family gatherings where he could display these talents while loving on others. The SCA remained a source of enjoyment for John, and broadened his interests to include medieval combat, wood working and tailoring. Most of all John found a home with the SCA due to the brotherhood and comradery that is inherent in its community, a trait that John exhibited at all times.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Kristin, and daughter Lexi; mother Pamela Johnson of Greensboro; sisters Margo Lanning of Lexington and Judy McKee of Greensboro; cousin Mitzi Johnson (husband Robbie, son CJ) of Lexington; nephew David McKee (wife Celeste and their children) of Conroe, TX; niece Heather Cook (husband Kyle, son Walker) of Greensboro; mother and father-in-law David and Carolyn Anderson of Pittsburgh, PA; sister-in-law Suzanne McDade (husband Kevin, son Anderson) of Charlotte.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Hazel Weddington of Lexington, and brothers-in-law Steve Lanning and Scott McKee.

Services will be at the Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home located at 515 N Elm Street Greensboro, NC 27401. Visitation will be held on Friday July 19th 6-8pm and Saturday July 20th 2-3pm. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3pm.

Floral tributes are welcome, or a fund has been setup to support John’s wife and daughter, and can be found at the following link: gf.me/u/t5m29w. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com