John Scott Honeycutt, 57, of Norfolk, VA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday,
November 10, 2019. John leaves behind his daughter, Jessica Wheeler and her husband Adam, of
Raleigh, NC, and one granddaughter, Penelope Jane; two sisters and their families, Rhonda and Raymond
McEvoy of Virginia Beach, and their son Samuel; Joan and John Ballard of Knightdale, NC and their son
Jameson; an uncle, John T. Killebrew, Jr. of Wake Forest, NC, and an aunt, Nancy Honeycutt of
McLeansville, NC. He will also be remembered by many beloved cousins and other family members in the Raleigh and
Durham areas of North Carolina.
John was the first-born child, and only son, of Patricia Anne Killebrew Honeycutt, of Roanoke Rapids,
NC, and James Wilbur Honeycutt, of Durham, NC. John lived most of his life on
Atterbury Street in Norfolk, where he was raised. He graduated from Booker T.
Washington High School in 1979 and soon began a life-long career in construction. He worked alongside his
father at 18. Later, John started his own business, which he continued until his retirement in 2016.
He developed many friendships and business relationships along the way. Afterwards, John moved to
Raleigh, NC to be near his family, especially his beloved daughter, and much-adored
granddaughter, his “Lil’ Pumpkin.”
John had chosen to be cremated. His family will hold a private celebration of his life in North Carolina.