John loved people
His first words – “How can I help?”
He was concerned about your needs
Always quick to pray for a needy student, friend or fellow faculty member
He would do his share of the work and yours too
John knew how to fix mechanical equipment and he fixed cars
For those who could pay, for those who couldn’t pay
Many hundreds of Seminary students had a car because John fixed it

John loved his family, deeply, thoroughly and consistently
They talked about stuff and things – he wanted them to have the best
He strived for them to be the best and they all know Jesus
John was quick to remind you that your name was carved in God’s hands
That Jesus didn’t have an eraser – Christ took us, kept us and walked with us
I can fix that John would say and would give beyond giving to you and for you
He was your friend without airs, no judging, always there
John was a special person that just cared for others like he cared for his family

A friend, a confessor, a good listener
His humility legendary, never self-serving
A hard worker, you came first with John
John loved the Lord, he shared Jesus
Loved by his students
An indefatigable and tireless worker
John didn’t see himself as a great leader – he was
He didn’t seek accolades – he has them in the halls of heaven

John was our friend
He cared for us
He loved us as best he could
Best regards to Jesus and your Father – We already miss you brother

Clay Corvin August 24, 2015