John F. Hyneman III, 66, of Birch Tree, Missouri and formerly of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania departed this life on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his home. He was born July 10, 1945 in Reading, Pennsylvania, the son of John F. Hyneman, Sr. and Cecelia Pochron, who adopted him. He was the husband of Alexis Hyneman.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Hyneman; and several other stepbrothers.
He is survived by his wife, Alexis; sons, Peter Hyneman, St. Petersburg, FL, Jeremiah Hyneman, Greenville, SC, Job Shugar, Elgerson, PA, and Jason Shugar, Birdsboro, PA; daughters, Maria Sunun, Philadelphia, PA and Rebecca Washington, West Plains, MO; and nine grandchildren.
John graduated from Oley High School in 1963, received tool maker papers from Textile Machine Works, and attended Penn State from 1963-66, receiving a degree in Industrial Technology. He was an U.S. Army veteran who worked on helicopters in Germany during the Vietnam War.
John enjoyed restoring old farmhouses in Pennsylvania in the Birdsboro/Giegertown area, where he and his wife, Alexis, lived from 1978 to 2003, when he retired from ATT/Lucent/Agere Systems and moved to the Ozarks in southern Missouri. He also enjoyed horseback riding and the great outdoors.
His door was always open to friends and those who needed help. He helped build or restore three churches and always found a way to help his children, often depriving his self.
He was a tool maker by trade and his mind was always working to either design or restore.
John was a member of Highpoint Baptist Chapel while in Pennsylvania and First Baptist Church, Mountain View, after moving to Missouri.