John Winn McEnery Jr.

August 14, 1958January 7, 2021

John Winn McEnery, Jr, J.D. was called home on January 7, 2021 at the age of 62. John was born on August 14, 1958 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and growing up as the son of an army officer, lived his life throughout the US and overseas. John graduated with a degree in psychology from North Georgia College in 1983 and married his college sweetheart, Sandi. Later, he earned his law degree and worked for the Ken Nugent law firm in customer service for more than 20 years. John was also a devoted and loving father and grandfather and is survived by his son, Matt McEnery, daughter, Katie McEnery O’Rielly and granddaughter Harper McEnery. His first grandson, John W. McEnery III was born shortly after his passing. John is also survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandi McEnery, his father, John Winn McEnery Sr., and his brother, Douglas McEnery. John was preceded in death by his mother, Constance Markley McEnery.

John was a devout follower of Christ and throughout his life, showed love for others and was willing to go out of his way to help anyone, even strangers. His heart was always in the right place, and he impacted countless people with his selfless actions and encouraging attitude. Despite being afflicted with end-stage renal failure for many years, John never complained, lived life the fullest and was an optimistic example of how to overcome adversity.

A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be held at 4:00 pm on January 24, 2021 at Elm Street Theatre: 8534 Main Street, Woodstock GA.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to The American Kidney Fund (AKF), which helped John immensely throughout his life.


24 January

Memorial Service

4:00 pm

Elm Street Theatre

8534 Main Street
Woodsotck, Georgia


John Winn McEnery Jr.

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Michael Cherof

January 19, 2021

Jill and I send our condolences to you and your family. We loved John. He and I could disagree about something and still be good friends, which is unfortunately rare these days. He was the bravest person I know and only Dovetta could match him in his positivity. As someone once said, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. The way John lived his life is a true example to everyone who had the pleasure to know him. He will be missed.

Janice Holloran

January 19, 2021

So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.

Your neighbors; Janice and Steve Holloran

Amy Harris-Robinson

January 19, 2021

Although, I'd only known Mr. McEnery for a few years, I'll never forget how warm he always made me feel. Such a Blessing to have crossed paths with such a genuinely caring person. You will be truly missed.

I'd like to extend my deepest condolences to the family...Stay strong and lean on God for continued strength. Our loved ones never really leave us as they are always with us in spirit.

Barbara Caro

January 18, 2021

Sandi, our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your loving memories give you peace. We are here for you if you need anything.
Your neighbors, Luis and Barbara Caro

Patricia Nealon

January 18, 2021

During the time John worked at the Atlanta office of Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, we had many conversations: psychological, political, and just sharing the exploits of our children as they grew up. It was clear he loved his family a great deal, and was proud of Matt and Katie. His patience in dealing with client issues was legendary, and consistent with his positive, good-natured personality. John was more than a colleague - he was a friend. I will miss him very much.

Fortson Rumble

January 18, 2021

John was the kind of man my mother always wanted me to be, the kind of person my dog thinks I am. The bravest friend I’ve ever had. I’m honored that he called me a friend.

Lenore Ellertson

January 15, 2021

John will be greatly missed by our KSN family. I've had the pleasure of working with John for the past 21 years. He always had a positive attitude and a smile on his face!

Mary Owens

January 14, 2021

On behalf of North Georgia Classmates and the UNG Office of Alumni Relations I want to express our condolences. I learned of John's passing via social media. Numerous NGC alumni posted beautiful messages regarding John and his life. If there is anything we can do please let me know.
Mary Cushing Owens
NGC '80
UNG Alumni Officer

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery

January 12, 2021

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the McEnery Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.