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John R. Haywood, a Southern Bell telephone company executive for 34 years, died June 22. He studied engineering at Vanderbilt where he was a proud DKE brother at Gamma. Jack served as Manager in Engineering for Southern Bell in Tennessee for many years.


Jack and his wife, Peggy, traveled the world with close friends, and he was an active member of Telephone Pioneers of America. He served on numerous boards and committees in his Jackson, Tenn., community.


A skilled musician and vocalist, Jack played guitar and sang at many weddings, funerals and other events. When Jack retired, he and Peggy returned to Covington, Tenn., where they played golf and tended their award-winning gardens.


Jack is survived by his three daughters, a son, and many grandchildren.