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John H. Combe

May 23, 1949 - April 4, 2020 (70 years old)

Laurel, Mississippi

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We are sad to announce that on April 4, 2020, at the age of 70, John H. Combe (Laurel, Mississippi) passed away. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

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March 26, 2021

Kimberly Gambles lit a candle

“In loving memory of John H. Combe, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.”

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November 26, 2020

Cindy Urtz lit a candle

“In loving memory of John H. Combe, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I just saw the episode of Home Town tonight and learned of his passing. I am so sad. I fell in love with him on the show and felt he was such a nice person. He was my cup of tea and wore his heart on his sleeve. I wish I could have met him in person and had gotten to know him. Godspeed to his friends and family.”

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November 26, 2020

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“In loving memory of John H. Combe, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.”

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September 5, 2020

Sandy Adams lit a candle

“I was greatly sadden to hear of Mr Combe's passing. I met him in an episode of Home Town and thought what a fun and interesting man he seemed to be. His emotion on seeing his father's picture touched my heart. To all his family and friends you have my sincerest sympathy.”

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September 5, 2020

Anne Hill lit a candle

“In loving memory of John H. Combe, I just watched John’s episode on Hometown. What a character. I would have loved to have known him. I was totally shocked, to say the least, when the ending showed that it was dedicated in John’s memory. It took my breath away. I pray for God’s Peace and Comfort to surround all that knew him as they grieve. I am beyond sorry for your loss. ❤️ Anne”

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August 6, 2020

Cynthia Pothos lit a candle

“In loving memory of John H. Combe, John, I did not know you personally yet I feel I knew you a lifetime. Your home was my favorite Ben and Erin transformed into a loving home on Home Town S2E2. I’m truly saddened to know your time was short enjoying the exceptional transformation. You touch my soul with bright memories of my own best friend John and dad who both passed as well. You will forever be apart of my memories. God bless for all Eternity Heart n Soul With Love and Friendship Cynthia”

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July 21, 2020

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“In loving memory of John H. Combe, With deepest sympathies.... so very sad over this news after watching how happy and emotional John was over the beautiful job Ben, Erin and team did on his amazing home....they nailed it in their design and special touches....he was so grateful and sincere....his joy and appreciation showed and it is so sad he didn’t get to enjoy his new home and Laurel Mississippi longer...but the Lord has called him home....😇❤️”

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March 7, 2021

Debra L Giovenco wrote a sympathy message

“Just watch a "Hometown" show for the 2nd time. Apparently, I missed the ending of the first showing as I just found out that the home owner, John H. Combe, passed away not too long after his home was completed. Ben and Erin enjoyed working on a home with a "whatever" budget and it was stunning after their renovations. Mr. Combe was a colorful character. I'm so sorry he didn't get to enjoy his new home, or Laurel, MS, for very long. My condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. John H. Combe”

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January 31, 2021

Janet Schiffbauer wrote a sympathy message

“I am deeply sorry for the loss of your loved one. He seemed like such an easy going, love of life kind of guy. He looked like he had been through quite a bit in his life. But he chose to deal with life through love and food. Yes, I have never met Mr Combe. It is through watching the show, “Hometown.” With Ben and Erin Napier. Hope he was able to live his life as usual until the very end. Lean on one another, your memories and your faith. GOD bless all of you. Janet from Florida”

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January 18, 2021

Pamela Cass-Werley wrote a sympathy message

“I want to give condolences to family and friends of John. I saw the episode when he was on Home Town. He had such a wonderful personality! I was sad over his passing even though I never met him. He seemed like a truly special guy.”

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January 14, 2021

Sami Shen wrote a sympathy message

“I just watched the episode featuring John Combe and was so impressed with the warmth of his beautiful personality that shined throughout the episode. I was shocked to see the tribute at the end. He must have lived life to the best. I wish he could have stayed here longer. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Mahalo nui Aloha to such a beautiful soul...”

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November 29, 2020

Trella Nygaard wrote a sympathy message

“John moved many hearts as he freely handed over the reigns to Ben and Erin in making over a home for him in Laurel. He appeared to be ready to adapt to his relocation to Laurel, MS after living in Belize for 10 years. Oh my...my heart is heavy, but I pray John is finding peace in his new surroundings, enjoying God's celestial city.”

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November 26, 2020

Kayleen Gulden wrote a sympathy message

“I just watched John Combes episode on Home Town, and it was my favorite episode to date! I enjoy watching Ben and Erin work, their ability to visualize the potential in old homes and bring out unique style is inspiring. but today I kept watching because of John. It saddened me greatly to hear of his passing, I was intrigued by his energy and passion for life. The emotion he showed when the photo of his dad was displayed was touching and I wanted to learn more about him. Rest easy, John”

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November 26, 2020

Aaron Alder wrote a sympathy message

“I just saw the episode of Home Town today and it really saddened me to see at the end of the episode that John had passed. He seemed like a genuine, good soul. I loved his quote about life and change. My thoughts are with his friends and family. Aaron”

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November 7, 2020

Dawn Hallmark wrote a sympathy message

“I did not know you but saddened to see of your passing. I watched you while ben and erin did your home and thought what a fun person this man is. Touched by the emotion you shared. I'm sorry for your passing,continued prayers to family and friends. A fellow viewer in Arkansas”

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September 26, 2020

Christine Johnston wrote a sympathy message

“In loving memory of John H. Combe, Someone so special will not be forgotten. I just saw his episode on Home Town for the 4th time and it took my breath away to see his memorial at the end. He was life. A life full of adventure and "yes". I'm so sorry he didn't get to spend more time in his beautiful new home town. I won't forget him... even though we never met. Love and peace to his family and friends.”

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September 15, 2020

CHRISTY CORREA wrote a sympathy message

“I am just an average person who finds much joy in watching Home Town because Erin & Ben, and the whole crew bring so much inspiration and creativity. The clients they have introduced to all of us in TV land have been great, but one of them recently really jumped out at me. That was John. It was his attitude and spirit that got my attention. What he said about moving to Laurel and not knowing anyone but that “life was an adventure”, struck me. I imagined all the friends he would of made. Thanks”

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September 14, 2020

Rick Butchart wrote a sympathy message

“Having just rewatched John Combes Hometown episode I was curious to learn more about him. I searched the name and was so saddened to find of his passing. I knew he seemed like a interesting person and a possible great catch for someone :) Not myself, but was looking to see if he was sharing that beautiful place with someone. I hope he fly's high and continues to bring smiles to those that knew him and shared his life. Karen B in FL”

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September 14, 2020

Mary Martin Eisel wrote a sympathy message

“To the family of John I would like to say that I found him to be a free spirit and someone with a special love for life. I was so impressed with his appearance on Hometown. His reaction to the personal photos in his new home touched my heart and I cried with him. I pray you will find comfort in knowing that so many other people felt as I do. I know that he is now free from the bonds of this earth and is in a far better place. Mary Martin Eisel”

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September 6, 2020

melissa hines wrote a sympathy message

“My husband and I were saddened and very shocked to learn of the passing of Mr. Combe after watching the episode of “Hometown”. May he Rest In Peace. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. Melissa and Claude”

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September 5, 2020

April Childers wrote a sympathy message

“I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of John Combe. I watchEd the episode of Home Town that featured his beautiful home renovation. The one thing that stood out about him in my mind is that he was full of life and I said to myself, “I can tell this man has lived life to the fullest“. May God bless you all and he may now be in the presence of God.”

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September 5, 2020

Kelly Hall wrote a sympathy message

“My deepest and sincere apologies for your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around each and every one of you during these hard times. I watched the Home Town episode today thinking what a wonderful caring man he is. My eternal thoughts and prayers to all of you. Kelly Hall---Paso Robles Calif.”

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September 5, 2020

Roz Morgan wrote a sympathy message

“May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us.” -Unknown RIP”

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September 5, 2020

-W- wrote a sympathy message

“My condolences to the family of John Combe and Laurel, MS. I am a huge fan of Erin and Ben. Here comes "The House, "which is my favorite of all houses done by E & B. When you entered the show as a client, one with "no budget," blowing Erin's mind and the tears you shed for your father. The energy of the show changed; in a good way. The "In Memory" at the end of the episode brought sadness, but calmness, all I wanted to know, is that you enjoyed that house at least once. RIP John.”

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September 5, 2020

Jordana Shakoor wrote a sympathy message

“I live in Ohio, but was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. I adore Erin and Ben - “Hometown” . I just watched John Combe and the making of his Laurel home, such a sweet story. ShockIng to see the end credit “In memory of....”..tears welled in my eyes. My condolences to his family and friends.”

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September 5, 2020

Joyce Dickel wrote a sympathy message

“When I saw John on Home Town, he made quite an impression on me. He seemed like a fun-loving, colorful and caring person. I thought it was wonderful that he was settling down in a gorgeous home in a small town where he would enjoy his life with people he loved. I was shocked to find out that he didn’t have many days to spend there. It breaks my heart that his dream came to an end so soon. I’m sure he’s missed. My prayers go out to his family and friends. Heaven has one more sweet angel.”

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September 5, 2020

Frankie Scott wrote a sympathy message

“My condolences to his family and friends. I am sorry that he didn't get to enjoy that beautiful home longer. God bless him. I really enjoyed his episode of Hometown. RIP dear John.”

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September 5, 2020

Brenda Ungureit wrote a sympathy message

“I just watched Home Town and it was his episode. I was saddened to see he passed at the end. With everything going on in this world, I loved when they included his dad’s military picture and how proud he was of him. I literally cried with him. Rest easy John. Your with your dad now. My condolences to his family and friends. He seemed like such a great and genuine guy.”

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September 5, 2020

Bill and Gail Bryant wrote a sympathy message

“In loving memory of John H. Combe, with deepest sympathies. We did not know John personally, just watched the "Hometown" episode of his home transformation, the most touching episode EVER! Love John's spirit and "that's fine" attitude! Prayerfully his family will find peace and comfort knowing that even in death, John touched the hearts of so many others!”

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September 5, 2020

Janet Williams wrote a sympathy message

“I am taking your philosophy to heart - embrace change and new adventures - Gratefully, Janet”

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September 5, 2020

Maria Moyer wrote a sympathy message

“Our condolences to his family our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

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August 17, 2020

Lori Campbell wrote a sympathy message

“I too, just watched his episode of Home Town and was super excited and inspired by John. I tired to send john an email to express my excitement, after retiring, from veteran to veteran and his house Gives me a reason to upgrade my Retirment home here in New Orleans my home town. However, the email was returned and it lead me to this site. So sorry for your loss. LCDR Lori A. Campbell, USN, Ret -A Navy Nurse”

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August 9, 2020

Mary LaMorte wrote a sympathy message

“I watched his episode of Home Town earlier today, and just couldn’t get him out of my mind for some reason. Learned he passed once I finally googled him. I like his honesty and his adventurous spirit, and I understand his draw to Laurel, MS. I know I never knew him, but I’d like to think we would have been friends if I would have had the opportunity to meet him. My condolences to his family and friends. Bless you, John. “Custom, like me”.”

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August 4, 2020

Armando Lino wrote a sympathy message

“He was excited about his new home in laurel Mississippi. I miss you my friend you were a good friend loving person John. May you rest in peace my friend see you again John.”

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August 3, 2020

Margaret Aston wrote a sympathy message

“I watch Home Town on a regular basis and I happened to be watching the episode that featured John and the beautiful house Erin and Ben renovated for him. He was overjoyed and seemed over the moon with the design they created for him. He's now in his eternal home with our Lord.....God bless him.... my condolences to his family🙏”

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July 31, 2020

Marylou Bertoncini wrote a sympathy message

“I just found out of John's passing. I watched the show Home Town and grew to love his whole demeanor in his episode. He was a special person and I know he is soaring with the angels and keeping his eyes on us!!”

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July 26, 2020

Renee yount wrote a sympathy message

“I’ve watched his episode on Home Town several times and just watched it again and saw he had passed. He had such a beautiful and wonderful outlook on life. I am sure he is flying high with the angels.”

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July 23, 2020

Judy Ryan wrote a sympathy message

“I didn’t know John, but I’ve watched his Home Town episode twice. He seemed like such a nice person. Many times I thought how great it would be to get to know him. I’m the same age as he, and his passing makes me want to appreciate each day that passes because you never know when it’s your time to leave this earth. Rest In Peace John Combe. 😢”

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July 23, 2020

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“I fell in love with John combe through the episode he did with Ben and Erin and hgtv. I was deeply saddened to hear of his untimely passing. I can only guess God needed him more. He seemed Tb an utter delight and I hope he was able, if for a brief moment, to share that beautiful home with his family and friends from Belize. Sincerest condolences Liz feder Orlando Florida”

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July 22, 2020

Barbara Page wrote a sympathy message

“Loved his personality on the Home Town renovation show. I was saddened at the end to read of his passing. I immediately Googled when & what happened. I hope he was able to enjoy his new home before his untimely passing. Definitely gone to soon ❤️ John Combe definitely left his mark on the viewing audience.”

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July 21, 2020

Renee Olson wrote a sympathy message

“I watched “The Sky’s the Limit” on HomeTowne and fell in love with the spirit of John Combe. His zest for change and life made want to meet him and shoot 🎱 pool as well as shoot the breeze. Blessed be his memory and he is now reunited with his father.”

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July 21, 2020

Shonna Josephson wrote a sympathy message

“My husband and I didn't know this man, but watched him on the episode, "The Sky's the Limit" on Home Town. You could tell he was a man who savored every moment of life and ran straight into it. May his family find peace in all of these messages and know how with 60 minutes on television, made an impact to those who watched. RIP Mr. Combe”

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July 21, 2020

Edna Ibarbo wrote a sympathy message

“I was so sad to learn of Mr. Combes passing. I loved the episode when I first saw it and watched it last night; when I was heartbroken. I didn't know John but will never forget what he said, " if you don't change, life is stagnant, you have nothing to look forward to." Love his words and they've stayed with me from the first show. God rest your soul Mr. Combes 🙏🏼”

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July 21, 2020

Kim Goodman wrote a sympathy message

“I was truly saddened to see that this very colorful character had passed away so soon after Ben and Erin had completed the FANTASTIC renovation of his home. Seeing him be so unabashadly expressive made him one of the most endearing home owners to date on Hometown... I miss him, and I don't even know him. May he rest in peace.”

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July 21, 2020

Barbara Bost wrote a sympathy message

“I just watched the Home Town episode with John's house being renovated. I hope he was able to enjoy it for quite a while. I know the episode aired in Feb 2020, but I'm hoping he moved in WAY WAY before that. Such a great person.”

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July 21, 2020

Patti Nicholes wrote a sympathy message

“A few tears were shed this evening after watching Hometown, and learning of John's passing . Great episode...and wish we could have met him in person.”

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July 21, 2020

Denise Laster wrote a sympathy message

“It broke my heart to read of your passing at the end of the Hometown episode of your new home. It was my husband’s and my favorite thus far. I’m saddened that you didn’t get to enjoy it for long, but pray that the joy you had for the home and that Erin and Ben so lovingly built it with will always remain. Rip John! You touched many lives on your way out of this world!”

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July 21, 2020

L Doi wrote a sympathy message

“I was so sad to hear of John’s passing tonight on Home Town. I truly enjoyed his playful personality trying to be so careful not to swear on TV, but slipped a few times with his “holy sh...”. Ben and Erin did such a beautiful job for John, who just loved it! My heart felt condolences go out to his family and friends. Aloha & RIP!🙏 Larnette from Hawaii🌺”

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July 21, 2020

Jainee Richardson wrote a sympathy message

“My deepest & sincere condolences to the family of your beloved John H. Combe. Where I only got to know him in the one-hour episode of Home Town, he energy, zest of life & the few cuss words......made me feel like I had known him forever. Rest in heavenly peace, Sir. 🙏🏾🌻🦋☮️ Jainee Richardson, Long Beach, CA”

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July 21, 2020

S R wrote a sympathy message

“Watched Hometown and fell in love with Mr. Combes personality. He seemed like a great person. My condolences and pray for his family and friends.”

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July 21, 2020

Freda Mullins wrote a sympathy message

“OMG, Wow!!! I’m so lost for words. I literally just watched the HGTV episode of him and his experience and I had to google be a I didn’t catch his last name and wanted to make sure it wasn’t him and it was.😞 I was like wow all the way through that episode because I knew they were gonna do a excellent job. I really he couldn’t enjoy his home longer but only God knew. My prayers are with your family & may your spirit Rest In Peace. 🙏🏿”

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July 21, 2020

Deb Ross wrote a sympathy message

“I share for others to see just what your friends in Belise, who appreciated what a wonderful character you were, wrote in their messages here: <a href="https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/john-combe-obituary?pid=195882045">https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/john-combe-obituary?pid=195882045</a> -Peace.-”

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July 21, 2020

Marcia Criswell wrote a sympathy message

“Rest in heaven Mr. Combe. I was in sick to hear of your passing while I watched Home Town. I know that your presence and bubbly personality will be missed by your friends and family in Laurel and Belize. My only regret is that I wasn't blessed to meet you. I only pray that my life will be half as adventurous and inspiring to the people i touch as I imagine yours was.”

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July 21, 2020

Mary Lou Marvin wrote a sympathy message

“Rest in peace beautiful Sir, John H. Combes. ...Bless your heart! From 'Hometown' viewer Mary Lou Marvin Los Angeles Cty.”

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July 21, 2020

M. Taylor wrote a sympathy message

“So sorry to learn tonight that John Combe had passed away. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him on Hometown and seeing beautiful home Ben & Erin created for him. Sadly he didn’t get to enjoy it very long. He was a salty loveable man. He has been reunited with his Dad who he missed so much. Rest In Peace Mr. Combe”

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July 21, 2020

Scott Reid wrote a sympathy message

“Sorry to hear he passed. I met him in Belize a while back he was a special guy. He will be missed.”

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June 15, 2020

Bernie Beaumont wrote a sympathy message

“I feel so sad that john got the home he wanted and did not live to enjoy it for very long time.. I saw the show and as a matter of fact i came into this site today to contact him and see if he would like a pen pall from a lady in burnaby, bc, canada. Erin and ben did a terrific job making his home. . you were a genuine man with a very big heart. It was a pleasure seeing your reaction to the home. Even with your "holy shit." my sincere condolences to his family, rip john ms. Bernie beaumont”

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April 23, 2020

Anna Lucas wrote a sympathy message

“I’m in shock! So sorry to hear of john’s passing. I loved watching him on home town. His family and friend’s are in my thoughts and prayers. I know he is so happy being reunited with his dad. Anna lucas”

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April 9, 2020

Dee Starnes wrote a sympathy message

“Enjoyed John on Home Town, seemed to be a wonderful, fun gentleman. Thoughts and prayers for his family, friends and loved ones.”

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April 6, 2020

Alison Wagner wrote a sympathy message

“So enjoyed john on home town.so wish he could have lived a bit longer to enjoy it more.. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends xozo”

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