LAFON, Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas Lafon “Tom”, 85, of Newport (Craig County) departed this life Tuesday afternoon, April 28, 2015 in Blacksburg in the care of hospice and loved ones.  Born in Pembroke on July 5, 1929, he was a son of the late Elliott Garfield and Ada Link Lafon. He grew up in the spiritual nourishing of the Pembroke Christian Church, was a retired instrument maker at Virginia Tech, and a graduate of Pembroke High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Anna Kyle Lafon, his brothers Donald, Raymond, Bill and Frank Lafon and his sisters Gertrude Fletcher, Mary Fisher, Margie Pyles, Elva Sheets, and Thelma Fleeman.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter and son-in-law Vicki and Larry Johnston of Craig County; his granddaughters Laurie Kirk and Trudy Johnston; his great-grandchildren Amber Hypes Kirk, Cody Hayes Collins, and Brieanna Huffman; and his very special friend Janice Price of Craig County.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 11:00 am in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in the Williams Cemetery in Craig County.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 pm Friday evening.  The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent by visiting