John was raised in West Virginia where he enjoyed being active such a playing in nature and basketball.  He was surrounded by a loving hard working family and friends.  Music was his heart, he enjoyed everything from country, to Christian, to hip hop. He loved to cook and read.  He joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 and served as rifleman in Hawaii.  HIs tour in Iraq was completed in October 04 after a suicide bomber attack. 

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