John was born April 13, 1924, in Fallbrook, Calif., and was raised in Cottage Grove.
He spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include Irene Y. Hunt, the love of his life and 27-year partner, of Harbor; children Dianne, Carolyn, John and Bill; stepchildren Yvonne and Daniel Mullins; sister Evelyn Hart of Florida.
John was extremely grateful for our early morning coffee get-togethers with Shane Thompson. He will be sorely missed by his best friend, Chihuahua “Riley.” He will be greatly missed by his buddies at 101 Tavern. The family wishes to thank Coastal Home Health and Hospice for their excellent care.
At John’s request, no service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to a beneficiary of the donor’s choice.
Submitted by the family.