JOHN A. AVERY, 75, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
John was born May 26, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas to the late John Alford Howcroft and Gale Hawley Howcroft. He was a retired electro-mechanical engineer in the defense industry. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam era. John was an avid duplicate bridge player, attaining the rank of Silver Life Master. He also enjoyed playing golf and spent many hours on the golf course.
He is survived by loving family, his companion, Virginia S. “Ginger” Smith of Port Charlotte; a daughter, Nicole Ann Beachley of Richmond, VA; a son, Jason A. Avery of Albuquerque, NM; a step-son, John Vigil of Albuquerque, NM; a brother, George Avery of Key Largo, FL; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services and interment will be held at a later date in New Mexico.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.