He joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, serving until 1946. John retired from Honeywell Inc., after 32 years.
John was a lifetime member of the VFW and served as Post Commander of Brookings VFW Post 966 during the mid-1990s. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus as well as an avid sportsman.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Audrey L.; his four daughters Constance L., (husband LeRoy Ellingson), Jeanette M. (husband Gerald Cameron), Maureen E. Rex, and Patricia A. (husband J. Fred Roberson); 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
John precedes in death his grandson Richard Grannis; his foster parents Jules and Elizabeth Fink; and other Fink family members.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223; www.hgmandarin.com; 904-288-0025.
Submitted by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home.