John Walter VanMeter, 55, of Jefferson, Ga., passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Mr. VanMeter was born in North Wilkesboro.

Mr. VanMeter was an OEM paving support manager with Leica Geosystems, specializing in concrete and asphalt paving.

Mr. VanMeter’s mother, June Ella Neff VanMeter, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his son, Sean Walter VanMeter of Jefferson, Ga.; a sister, Elise VanMeter Nash and husband, Dr. Gary Nash, of North Wilkesboro; his former wife and mother of his child, Teresa Harbison of Jefferson, Ga.; his father, Walter Wallace VanMeter and wife, Mary, of North Wilkesboro; a niece, Morgan McKinney and husband, Cody, of Matthews; a nephew, Dr. Mitchell Nash and wife, Deborah, of Grove City, Ohio; a stepsister, Leslie Webb and husband, Derek, and a stepbrother, Scott Spurling and wife, Dawn, all of Lawndale; and several cousins.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the life of Mr. VanMeter, at 926 Davis Road, Jefferson, Ga.

Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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