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I just heard about John yesterday. I have known John for over 40 years beginning at Lockwood Greene. John has always been a very good friend. I have a lot of great memories with John, the fishing trips, the golf, the cook outs, work and a lot more. My heart is heavy for the family.

Posted by: David M. Crocker - Spartanburg, SC - Friend   Feb 24, 2015


I was deeply saddened to learn of John's sudden passing. I just learned today, February 10, as my computer has been down. I telephoned Bill and he told me that he also just had learned. John and I were such good friends in school and shared so many great times together. I had recently re-established contact with him over the past year. I truly am at a loss for words to express my sorrow. May God watch over you and your family during this time and give you his blessing of love and comfort.

Posted by: Joe Walker (Melvin) - Randleman, NC - Classmate and friend   Feb 11, 2015

Debra, I am so sad to hear of John's passing. He was always one of my very favorite people. He was smart and kind with a wonderful wit and a quick smile, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.

With love, Camilla McInnis Cash

Posted by: Camilla Cash - Troutman,, NC - friend   Feb 10, 2015


Don and I were sorry to hear that you had lost your beloved John. We wish you "Time's Peace and Love's Memories. Our thoughts, prayers and are with you and your dear family.

Donn and Jusy (Slate) Brewer

Posted by: Judy Slate Brewer - Yadkinville, NC - Friend   Feb 10, 2015

Working side-by-side with John for almost 15 years, presented me quite a roll model. His thoughtfulness, knowledge, love of family and friendship will always be remembered. John has surely left this world a better place than it was before he came here. I am proud to be one of the engineers that he tried to "polish" and proud to be one of the notches on his old board brush.

Posted by: Ken Jones - Pendleton, SC - Friend   Feb 07, 2015

Debra, so sorry to hear of John's passing. You, John and Angela are in our prayers. - Richard and Jane Vellines

Posted by: Richard and Jane Vellines - Spartanburg, SC - Friend   Feb 06, 2015

We first met John when he was a teenager at his Grandparents (The Anderson's) when they lived next door to Jack and Iris. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers as you begin your grief journey. God will walk with you all the way.

Posted by: J.Dwight and Carol L. Cartner - Lexington, NC   Feb 06, 2015

May God give you all strength and peace as you go through these trying times. Johnny was a sweet and charming fellow classmate and all who knew him thought a great deal of him. He will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Gale Drake Shelton

Posted by: Gale Shelton (Maiden name was Drake) - Winston-Salem, NC - Classmate   Feb 06, 2015

John was a nice member of the Northwest High School Class of 1960. It was a close class and there is still that feeling of family. I'm sorry for you, Debra, his children, and his grandchildren, and hope memories of happy and fun times will heal the pain.

Posted by: Dianne Perryman Wilson - Oak Ridge, TN - Class of 1960 NWHS   Feb 06, 2015

I'd like to express my sincere sympathy to Debra ans all Johnny's family. He was a great guy and fun to know. All in the Class of 1960 from Northwest Forsyth high School will miss him.

Posted by: David Poindexterf - Mint Hill, NC - friend and classmagte   Feb 06, 2015