John William DeFoe
December 12, 1951 – March 9, 2018
John William DeFoe, resident of Clayton, NC passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2018 at the age of 66.
John was born in Jackson, MI to Gerald and Mildred DeFoe on December 12, 1951. He married his wife Linda on December 11, 1976 in New Orleans, LA.
He worked as a Sales Executive for WJS for 14 years. He retired in Clayton, NC in November 2017.
John is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Linda; his children, Ben DeFoe (Michele) and Kim Holt (Tim); his grandchildren, Adele, Davis, and Celia DeFoe; Addison and Rylan Holt; his brother, Chuck DeFoe (Jill); and his sister, Diane Voit (Bill). He is predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Mildred DeFoe.
John was a devoted father, husband, and grandfather. There was never anything he could not fix or problem he could not solve. In his free time, you would find him working on the house, his yard or traveling the world with Linda. He never met a stranger and left a lasting impression on anyone he ever met and made them smile. John will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Visitation will be at 2:00 pm Friday, March 16th followed by funeral services at 3:00 pm. Both will be held at Horne Memorial United Methodist, 121 E. Second St Clayton, NC 27520.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the American Heart Association.
American Heart Association: 3131 RDU Center Dr # 100 Morrisville, NC 27560 (919) 463-8300
Online condolences can be made at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com
- Linda DeFoe, Wife
- Ben DeFoe and wife Michele, Son
- Kim Holt and husband Tim, Daughter
- Adele DeFoe, Grandchild
- Davis DeFoe, Grandchild
- Celia DeFoe, Grandchild
- Addison Holt, Grandchild
- Rylan Holt, Grandchild
- Chuck DeFoe and wife Jill, Brother
- Diane Voit and husband Bill, Sister
- Gerald DeFoe, Father
- Mildred DeFoe, Mother
- Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
- Memorial Service Friday, March 16, 2018
John William DeFoe
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March 16, 2018
I remember my Uncle John to be a man of great humor and sharp wit that loved his family, and had an affinity for the latest technology and anything mechanical. He had a boisterous personality that fit his profession, and John was a man that lived life to the full. He will be missed. - Matt DeFoe
March 13, 2018
Mr. John was an amazing guy. I have such great memories of him from as far back as the age of 6 when he would take us out in his boat and go knee boarding. We considered him to be family. You couldn't help to have lifted spirits when you were in his presence. He had an amazing natural gift that really brought out the best in you. I am deeply saddened about his passing but know he is in a great place. My prayers are with all the Defoes that you find peace and comforting during this tough time. You will forever be missed Mr. John. Thanks for always being so great to me and my family. Love,
American Heart Association
March 12, 2018
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.