John Edward Iverson, 69, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. He was born in Brewer, Maine to the late Oscar Iverson and Althea Morrill of Bangor, Maine. He was a graduate of Bangor High School and Hudson College, and was a U.S. ARMY veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1960-1963. He served in Army Intelligence, received a good conduct medal and was an expert marksman.
He retired in 2004 from ZIM shipping container company, with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Hendersonville Elkís Lodge, American Legion, and the Republican Party, and a member of the Sandtrappers Golf Club of Crooked Creek Golf Course.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela A. Iverson; his brother, Alan Iverson and wife Sharon of Somersworth, N.H., and sister, Karen Bamford of Bangor, Maine; one step-granddaughter, Sirena LeBurn of Port-Neches, TX.; step-daughter, Norma LeBurn and husband Scott LeBurn, of Port-Neches, TX, and step-daughter Cheryl Griffin of Ontario, CA; one aunt, Evelyn Emery of R.I.; six nieces and nephews, Carl, Carol, Christine, Rebecca, Bill and Laura.
Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.