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John Fielder Logan

Crossing the Dark River
Henderson County, Tennessee, Obituaries 1827-1950
Brenda Kirk Fiddler, Lexington, TN, 1999

Logan, John Fielder (The Lexington Progress, April 11, 1919) John Fielder Logan, only son and eldest child of the late W. T. Logan and Mrs. Celestia Fielder Logan (the latter surviving), was born in Lexington February 12, 1884, and died at 2:20 o'clock a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 1919, following an operation for appendicitis in a sanatorium in Greenville, Mississippi.  He was stricken on Tuesday last week at Scott, Mississippi, where he moved and located last summer holding an excellent position with the Mississippi Plantation Company, and on Wednesday was carried to Greenville where all that medical and surgical skill could suggest was done to save his life but in vain.  His mother, Mrs. Celestia Logan, his sister, Miss Mary, and his uncle, John S. Fielder, left Lexington on Thursday of last week and the mother and sister remained with him until the end.  At one time there was hope of recovery and Mr. Fielder came home, but bad news soon followed him and he returned Monday night.

Jack Logan was married November 29th, 1909, to Miss Dixie, only child of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Winslow, and Mrs. Logan, with her son, Dick, survives the husband and father.  Jack Logan was for a considerable time assistant Cashier of the Citizens Bank and in that position showed a wonderful capacity for meeting the people.  He was generous to a fault, full of energy and peculiarly devoted to his people, his family and his friends, while noticeably undemonstrative.  Once your friend, all Jack Logan could do, and all he had was at your command.  He was wholly unselfish-ready at all times to sacrifice his own pleasure for those he loved.  His death so young and a time when he was exceptionally well placed in life, falls as a hard blow on his mother, sister, wife and all who loved him.  Those who were with him to the last say that for three days, he made a brave fight for life with hardly one chance in ten for his recovery.  He knew those about him and talked to within five minutes of the separation of soul and body and almost in his last moments his questions were asked in a way to cause his mother the least alarm.

The funeral was held in the Logan home on Main Street at 3 o'c lock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Fleetwood Ball, the family pastor officiated assisted by Rev. S. F. Wynn.  In speaking of the character and attributes of John Logan, Bro. Ball was able to speak from personal knowledge, having lived here for fifteen years and being the pastor of the mother of the deceased.  The floral offerings, coming from a host of friends and relatives, were many and beautiful and were indicative of the love and esteem in which Jack Logan was held.  Immediately after the funeral service the remains were laid to rest in Lexington Cemetery and the following were pall bearers:  J. W. Potts, John H. Wadley, John A. McCall, A. H. Joyner, H. D. Barry and Jack Hennessee.

 (April 18, 1919) Meditation:  When Jack Logan was buried in Lexington Cemetery on Thursday of last week, and the floral arrangements placed on the mound of earth over his last resting place, it was a beautiful yet a sad sight to see.  The great number and beautiful designs into which the flowers were woven were sincere tributes from a wide field of people, some of whom had known him since the day of his birth, others but comparatively a short time.  We doubt if Jack Logan, in all his thirty-five years, had ever intentionally committed an act with the premeditated design of wounding or offending any person, for giving no thought to self at all he was ever careful of the feelings of others.  In disposition he was a reproduction of his deceased father, whose body rests in the same lot in Lexington Cemetery-and to our mind, Lexington Cemetery has never harbored as a citizen a bigger, broader, more lovable character than was "Dick" Logan, who died twenty-odd years ago but a year or two older than his son who now sleeps beside him and the daughter Elizabeth.

The pictures below were provided by Babs Stanfill. These pictures were apparently were made in Scott, Mississippi while he was employed with the Mississippi Plantation Company.

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