Olan Haynes Jr.


Olan Haynes Jr. was born Oct. 16, 1950, to Olan, Sr. and Birdie (Mitchell) Haynes. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Sweet Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Olan attended school and graduated from Marian Anderson High School in 1968. Thereafter, he attended the Fairfield Barber College, Sam Houston State University, and later, took courses at San Jacinto and Houston Community colleges.

Olan devoted his life to working and having the finer things in life. He worked with and for Sam Houston State University, Baroid, Exxon, Shell and Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was an avid family man, choir member, and comedian. He kept his family and friends in stitches and with smiles on their faces. Olan made friends easily because of the magnetism of his personality, which is evidenced by his many friends made throughout the years. Olan enjoyed his life and his many years with the Brentwood Baptist Church. He later returned to Sweet Zion MBC as his final place of worship.

Olan's father, mother, and beloved sister, Lynda preceded him in death. Also, cherished uncle and aunt, John and Jessie McAdams. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved niece Erica Johnson Nauls (Elijah); his great-nephews, Sterling "Alex" Johnson (Comesha) and Matthew Johnson; a great-niece, Autumn Johnson; his maternal aunts, Eura Senigaur and Essia Sadles; his close friends, John Fuller, Julio Gutierrez, Danny Harrison, Kenneth Hopkins and Melroy Lewis; his neighbor, Mr. Green; his dear cousins, the McAdams Clan, Ella Mae Ross, Larry Sandles and Earll Washington; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Homegoing services for Olan were held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Sweet Zion MBC. Interment was in Chapel Hill/High Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Brooks, Byron Byrd, Lance Byrd, Sterling Johnson, Matthew Johnson and Elijah Nauls IV.

Honorary pallbearers were Henry L. House, Robert McAdams, James Mimms, Elijah Nauls, III, Marian Anderson H.S. Class of 1968, Johnson-Mitchell-Mott-House Cousins.

Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville was in entrusted with final arrangements. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com.