John Haynes, the founder director of car manual publisher the Haynes Group has died, aged 80, after a short illness.
The entrepreneur and creator of the Haynes Manual, founder of the Haynes Publishing Group PLC and the Haynes International Motor Museum died on Friday 8th February surrounded by his family.
Haynes is survived by his wife Annette, brother David, sister Mary and sons J and Chris and their families.
“John was a kind, generous, loving and devoted husband, brother, father and grandfather, who will be missed enormously,” his family said. “A true gentleman, and a kind and considerate man, John will be greatly missed not only by his family, friends and colleagues but also by the many people that use his manuals, and benefit from his reassuring guiding hand as they repair and maintain their cars and motorbikes.”
Group chairman Eddie Bell said: "It is with great sadness that we make the above announcement. John founded the Haynes Group in 1960 and served as group chairman until 2010. John will be warmly remembered by all at Haynes. We send our deepest sympathies to his family at this time."