John proudly served during World War II in the U.S. Army Corps. After the war, John went to work with the U.S. Postal Service, where he retired after a 25-year career. He was a proud member of the North Carolina Civil Air Patrol. John enjoyed being a member of Central Church. He was an active member who spent Sundays serving as an usher. John was known for his kind and gentle spirit. He was beloved and will be missed by many.