View Full Version : RIP John!

Uncle Ben
01-31-2009, 07:17 PM
Yesterday was a sad day in the Louisville/Lafeyette area! A local Icon was killed by a driver on 287. John was known and seen by anyone frequenting this area. A very simple man but the most positive person I have ever know....John will be missed!


Here is a couple pics from my Crackberry from the Vigil tonight.....

01-31-2009, 08:49 PM
Sorry to here the bad news, my best wishes to all the folks he surrounded himself with:beer::beer:

01-31-2009, 09:45 PM
Sad day...

01-31-2009, 09:46 PM
RIP John! You'll be missed. He was always sweet on Stacy, and was my primary source for knowing what was going down in Louisville. It is a sad day for our community.

01-31-2009, 11:03 PM
I saw him 2 hrs before it happened and he was being his awesome self having a grand old time talk to everyone and picking up cans. I was at the fire station when lafayette got called to the scene it sounded bad when it was toned out they had a helicopter in route before the first engine was onscene. I dont think there is a single person in Louisville who didn't know who he was or had a conversation with him. The world just lost one of the kindest human beings it had.

02-01-2009, 03:47 AM
How truly sad :(

It sounds like he was a wonderful person...the kind everyone wants to know

02-01-2009, 05:24 AM
John touched many lives everyday with a simple smile and a wave. Louisville and Lafayette will not be the same without him. I mentioned to some friends that the city should have a bicycle sculpture on the side of the road along South Boulder in his memory.

02-01-2009, 08:13 AM
Man! What a bummer.
I don't mean to get off-track too bad, but did they catch the driver that killed him?

02-01-2009, 08:53 AM
I used to work for the city of Louisville. I can't tell you how many time I saw him out on his bike. A truly sad day.

Uncle Ben
02-01-2009, 09:23 AM
Man! What a bummer.
I don't mean to get off-track too bad, but did they catch the driver that killed him?

Yes....at the scene. A 62 year old woman and she has been arrested for Vehicular Homicide as it seems she was on drugs or :boozer:

02-01-2009, 09:49 AM
John was my regular greeter at Starbucks and Quiznos - always smiling and saying hi. It's truly shocking that this happened....

02-05-2009, 11:17 AM
Just an FYI there is a funeral/memorial service that is open to the public for John this Saturday at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette at 11:00am

Stacy and I will be attending the service if anyone wants to come along just let us know.


Ron Helmuth
02-05-2009, 12:34 PM
Each time I have one of those 'buy one get one free sandwich' offers I use it to offer a freebie to a person who may need it.

I did not know John personally-but he resembles a lot of folks who just need a smile and maybe a sandwich or a coffee.

Good to see the community come out in support for a gentleman like this. It seems he had made more friends than most folks ever come in contact with.

02-07-2009, 11:10 PM
I bet 2,000-4,000 folks attended Johns Funeral service today. It was quite the honoring time for a great man.

I was really blown away by the turn out!

02-08-2009, 12:11 AM
It was difficult to hold back the tears today at the service for John. At least I got to wave to him one last time.