John Francis Golden, Sr.

May 28, 1942 - August 20, 2021
John Francis Golden, Sr.


John Francis Golden, Sr., 79, passed away August 20, 2021, at The A.R.C. in Jacksonville, Onslow County, NC. He was born on May 28, 1942, in Washington DC, District of Columbia, to Philip Gerard Golden and Catherine McAleese Golden.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Vonne Zellars Golden, sons, John F. Golden Jr. (Jenni) of Chapel Hill NC, and Richard Golden (Valerie) of Wilmington NC; daughter, Melanie Wells (Michael) of Cochran Ga; two brothers, Philip Golden and Terrance Golden, one sister, Sheila Pintoy and four grandchildren Zachary, Andrew, Damon and Jonah.

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  • August 22, 2021
    John Jr. lit a candle:
    Lit since August 22, 2021 at 8:11:26 PM

  • August 23, 2021
    Melanie Wells says:
    Remembering you will be easy. So many great memories were made. The Bugs Bunny one liners that would crack us both up when I was little and nights fishing at the beach... so many more come to mind. All those thoughts will always keep you close to me. Being my father's daughter is the very best compliment. You were anamazing Dad to me, Pops... love you, Mel

  • August 23, 2021
    Lois A. Basiliere says:
    John F. Golden seemed to enjoy dining at my place with Sharon and family. John helped others when in need. My prayers go to him and his family.

  • August 23, 2021
    Lois A. Basiliere says:
    John F. Golden seemed to enjoy meals at my place with his wife Sharon and family. John helped those in need and had a sense of humor. Prayers to Sharon and their family.