John was born November 8, 1958 in Alexandria La. He passed away suddenly on August 13, 2020 in Bonnieville KY.
John grew up in Shreveport Louisiana, but had been living in Kentucky for many years and considered it his home.
John had a zest for life. Growing up he loved singing and playing guitar and was quite talented. For John, there was nothing better in life than camping out in the woods, sitting around a campfire and playing the guitar.
He could enthrall people with his stories and leave people breathless with laughter. There was never a dull moment when he was around family and friends. He loved living in Kentucky. He enjoyed living in a small town and really connecting with people. He spoke of how incredibly kind and caring people were in and around Bonnieville.
John worked at many different jobs throughout his life. He had an amazing work ethic and worked hard at any task that he was given.
John is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, John Wesley and Ashley Harvill, four sisters – Teresa Miller (Chuck), Nell Lamendola, Janet Bals (Eddie) and Gwen Tyler (John) – and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his longtime friend and companion Donna Davenport. His parents, Stafford and Jackie Harvill, predeceased him.
John lived a life full of ups and downs but he was a kind and gentle soul who would do whatever he could to help family and friends in need. His smile and his laughter will be missed by family and friends for many years to come.
Debra Leon says
Love and prayers for the whole family, and especially his sweet sisters who will cherish his memory and remember him in stories filled with love and laughter.
Valerie Rogers says
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Terri, I will be thinking about you all and prayers go up for you.
Terri Miller says
Thank you, Valerie. Gosh! I’m gonna miss him! I appreciate your prayers and well wishes.
Armando and Xan Trujillo says
We are praying for all John’s family and friends and are very sorry for your loss.
Terri Miller says
Thank you, Xan.
I must admit as a young girl I had a crush on John. He was so kind and loving and very handsome! He was sweet to his sisters and had such a beautiful smile! This world will miss such a wonderful soul! Until we meet again John. . .
Donnie Ewing says
R.I.P. John. I haven’t seen John since the late 1970’s around the Captain Shreve High School crowd. I’m sad that this is the way I’m catching up. John’s obit is spot on and exactly as I remember him. Very happy, very talented, cool guitar player.
John Bowie says
I am so sorry for your loss Terri, and the other family. I know how hard it is, I lost a brother in June of this year. God will give you comfort.
Richard Guice says
John was a great friend and brother for a time. Growing apart never means to forget and I hoped that he found peace. I believe he did and am happy to remember him that way always. Sincere condolences to the family. Richard
Bill Hellinghausen says
Terri, Nell, Janet, & Gwen,
Sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a good childhood friend. It brought a smile to my face to read that he still went camping. John and I went on several camp trips as kids.
My prayers are with you all,