John was my little brother. He had a heart of gold. He would do anything for anyone, including take his shirt off his back to give to another that needed it more than him. Thinking back during our childhood, Johnny loved to sing and preach. I can remember back when we were kids him preaching a pup into heaven. His voice was beautiful, and he always wanted to make it in the singing world. He did go once to Star Search. He has three beautiful girls, who he loved with his whole heart. Johnny's drug problem started some time ago. We are not sure exactly when but it did start with drinking, then on to heavier things. His biggest problem was pain medications. I would get so mad at him for the drugs. I tried countless times to talk to him about not using the drugs. Of course, he would always deny he had a problem. However, it was obvious there was a problem. When he did admit he had a problem, he would tell me he stopped using. Or, he would tell me that he was in so much pain that he could not live without the pills because of medical problems he had. Johnny was a jokester, always had a good joke to tell you or make you laugh. He was a simple man and he loved his family. He was a hard worker and he was proud of what he owned, little or large. To him what he had was the bestbecause he earned it. Johnny, as I said earlier, loved to sing. His voice was beautiful. I remember one time in particular while traveling home with him a few years ago, he sang a song he had written for his girls. Tears were coming down his face because he missed his girlsand he had not gotten to see themfor awhile. It was a beautiful song and he sang it with his whole heart. Johnny could melt your heart in a second, and have you laughing the next. I will miss him forever and cherish every minute we shared. RIP Brother. You are greatly missed and loved.
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