John J. Bethea, Sr.

Services will be held at 3:30 PM Thursday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for John J. Bethea, Sr., 88, of Hattiesburg, MS.
He died Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
Interment will be in Roseland Park Cemetery.
Mr. Bethea was a retired Independent Oil and Gas Land Man with Bethea Oil and Gas Properties. He was a member of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church and an avid golfer and fisherman.He was instrumental in helping form the Magnolia Classic, a P.G.A. Sanctioned Golf Tournament at the Hattiesburg Country Club. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lowe Bethea and parents, Dr. S.E. and Maude Mayo Bethea.
He is survived by two sons, John J. Bethea, Jr. of Hattiesburg and Ernest E. Bethea of Pass Christian; two daughters, Martha Bethea McMullem of Charleston, MS and Elizabeth Bethea McLaughlin of Hattiesburg; seven grandchildren, Edgar Smith, Kathryn Smith, Kenny McLaughlin, Jeff McLaughlin, Evan Bethea, Travis Bethea and Lindsay Bethea and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 1:30 PM Thursday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.