John was a gentleman -quick witted- and kind with a love for nature and wonderful sense of humor. We often had to listen closely for a quip, twisted word or a pun.
He grew up in Texas in simpler times when he and his friends threw long boards and cots into the back of the car or truck, slept on the beach and surfed all day.
John moved to Anna Maria with his family. It was paradise. He jumped into activities with his kids by coaching soccer at The Center and
at Anna Maria Elementary School, John was President of the PTO.
John was an avid reader, very athletic and competitive. He loved all kinds of sports. He and Chris enjoyed attending Spring Training games each year. He loved a variety of activities from bird watching and sailing to racquetball. In recent years he played pickle ball at the Center, always making friends along the way.
Before beginning his real estate career with Island Real Estate, John spent years in marketing and advertising.
During his time on the scholarship committee with Bradenton Kiwanis, John had the vision to see that there were many good career opportunities for young people who were not college bound.
In his memory his family has created a scholarship for those students who want to pursue careers that require advanced technical and mechanical training, certification and apprenticeship.
John and his family believe every student deserves an opportunity for a bright future.