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January 20, 2013
We met briefly a couple times through mutual friends during college out and about having fun and I recall the last time remembering how sweet , charming, and how mature you are. may you rest in paradise
September 09, 2012
Johnie the pain of not getting to see u again is something that I will never ever get over I love u and will always miss u... Love. Your dad. Johnie Russell Williams
June 14, 2012
Darris Drake Jr. would like to say how sorry he is over the loss of Johnnie Kirton. He is sadden to think that someone so good can be gone so soon. He remembers the times they played together at his grandma's house. Johnnie give my grandma a big hug.
June 11, 2012
Rest in peace Johnie, from one of your Chicago Rush fans.
June 08, 2012
June 08, 2012
May the light of your smile continue to radiate from up above upon all of us! Rip Johnie taken too soon
June 07, 2012
RIP
June 07, 2012
My Lil bruh we has so much left to do I know u in a better place
June 07, 2012
I will always remember Johnie's smile :D
June 07, 2012
Johnie, I did not know you but I knew of you. You were a senior at Jackson when I was a freshman. Needless to say I was intimidated but I now regret never introducing myself. I didn't even know you and I already knew who you were. You made a huge impact on this world and I will be sure to say hi this time when I see you on the other side.
June 07, 2012
Johnie, you left a big impact on the Chicago Rush family. Not because of your multiple record breaking acheivements, because of who you were as a person. Your infectious smile, & how you cared about everyone. Players, coaches, & fans have all become better people because of your prescence. For the short time I got to know you, I will always consider you my friend. We'll meet up again, & I'll bring some Candied Brats for ya. R.I.P. "Jumpin" Johnie
June 07, 2012
June 07, 2012
I went to Jackson high school with Johnie kirton and i will never forget the the person that he was. He was one of the nicest people i have ever met and an absolute beast on the field. I sat next to him in my first class ever when i was new as a sophomore, the way he would tear through the defensive line on the weekend was a feat i thought was impossible.The world lost a great person, Jackson lost a legend, and we will never forget the good times.... Sorry to see you go buddy, GO HUSKIES.
June 07, 2012
Sad
June 06, 2012
Johnie was more then just my running back and my tight end. He was my Friend, my mentee and my inspiration. Oh and don't forget one of the funniest guys on the planet. He was a man whom was battle tested and knew what it really meant to persevere. Never Scared, Never Backed down from a Challenge. That's the Johnie I know, that's the Johnie I love and that's the Johnie that will forever live in my heart.
June 06, 2012
Many of us hope to make a positive difference in this life before moving on to the next. Johnie accomplished that, and I can think of no greater tribute to him or to the family who raised him.
For me personally, he provided one of my most cherished retirement gifts when I left JHS in 2003, and he did it "Johnie style" - simply with words. He popped into my office to remind me that, while I was leaving, we would always share three things that made us soul mates: "a big smile, lookin' out for the little guy, and celebrating our birthday on St. Patrick's Day".
Well Johnie, we're still soul mates: I still smile a lot, especially when I think of people like you; I'm still watching out for the little guy, but will do it now for both of us; and I will toast you, one of the dearest young men I've had the pleasure of knowing every year on our B.D.
June 06, 2012
May the Lord carry u like footprints in the sand...
June 06, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Kirton family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 06, 2012
Our hearts goes out to the entire Kirton family. Our daughter's went to Jackson with Johnie. It has saddened us all that such a wonderful young man was taken too soon.

I remember being at a football game and after the game Johnie came to say hi to his family and what I remember most is him holding his baby sister and smiling down on her with such love, it just spoke to what kind of a human being he was. We'll keep all of you in our prayers.
June 05, 2012
A lost of such a great player that my son Donte Ellington was given the opportunity to know with his first year with the Sabercats. My heart truly goes out to his family, friends and team mates. We all should cherish the time we have with our love ones, we never know when it will be our last.
June 04, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 04, 2012
Doug, Heather, Dionna, Jocelyn, Dominique, and Jadyn...we were so sad and shocked to hear about Johnie. Your family always has been very special to our family. From the time we moved in to the neighborhood, our kids and your kids always hung out together and shared many special times. Johnie always watched out for everyone, not only your girls but our kids too. He was like a big brother to everyone in the cul-de-sac. He always had a smile on his face and warm hello on his many travels in and out of our little neighborhood. You are all in our thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Jim, Mary, Olivia, Kayley, Brenna and Carson Church
June 04, 2012
I remember how excited you were to go to Africa. You came into my office smiling and wanting to give everyone a hug. You were so friendly. We will miss you. Univ. of WA SAAS
June 04, 2012
You treated my family with respect and kindness. You entertained thousands and did it with a smile that I will never forget.
June 04, 2012
R.I.P. cousin... You know you were the star of our family not just football, we all love and miss you... say hi to Robert for me!
June 04, 2012
Prayers for the family of this talented young man gone too soon.
June 04, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the entire family, let God be for you a refuge and strength to help you copy during the difficult times ahead, may He provide you with peace and comfort . Psalms 46:1
Robin
June 03, 2012
may the lights from the heavens enter into your lives andmaywe we all as a familyy not lose the closeness .learn from this family please.im so hurt i have to go just know u all have my love.andthe love from teasha,stan,jimbob,rienettiescildren.THEWARRENFAMILYSENDSTHIERLOVETOALLFAMILYSGREIVINGAT THIS TIME.OH TO MY LITTLE CUZS MOM WHOM I NEVER MET BABY PLEASE CALL NIKIII GET MY #from conseualaoh oh and i would like for all my cuzs to com to moses to have life celabrationfor johnie someday at dunes
June 03, 2012
He was a great player my famliy i never got to meet him but from what the famliys says he is a good man and will be missed go uw rip jon jon
June 03, 2012
Words cannot express the sadness I feel. While I was on staff at Jackson High there times I would call upon Johnie. I was looking at times
for someone to have lunch with a new student,
whenever I asked him he was always there to help me out. See if you had lunch with Johnie it meant you had a new friend, no matter what grade you were in. My prayers are with Your family.
Kathy Vail
June 03, 2012
Johnie
I was amazed at both your skill and size as one of your freshman football coaches at Jackson. By the end of that year I was amazed more by your smile and laughter. Great teammate and greater person. Scott Stead
June 03, 2012
We miss you Johnie and wish you were still here. We love you.
June 03, 2012
So sorry for your loss. May the peace of GOD... rule over your hearts during this very difficult time.


The Gronenthal's
June 03, 2012
Johnie had such a positive impact on everyone he came across. He was full of life and truly a special person. I knew Johnie for just a short time, but he left a lasting impression on me. That is why I feel inclined to write about it. Johnie had a lifetime's worth of an impact on this world in just 26 short years. You changed the world for the better. Rest in peace my friend. You will never be forgotten.
June 02, 2012
We are so saddened by your loss. I know your faith will carry you through and that God will provide comfort. You have an amazing family and you raised an incredible young man that was taken way too soon. Our prayers are with you.
June 02, 2012
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You have an amazing family and strong faith that will help you during this difficult time. Love to you all
June 02, 2012
Oh Johnie Boy.
Although it seems too soon for you to leave us on Earth, I understand that your mission on Earth is complete.
God has plans for you taking care of his children. He could not have picked a better soul.
I am so happy to have known you and there will always be a special place for you in our hearts. I am not worried that you are gone, I know you are in good hands, my friend.
Grandma Ginger will miss her sexy baby but don't worry about her, we are there to take care of her.
You will continue to shine through the family as you always have.
Your baby girl will be just fine, we all love her and will make sure she is well taken care of! Just think, you can visit her anytime you want!
We expect to see you when our missions are complete. Stop by and say hi once in a while. Your smile always made everything ok.
Your Friend,
Glenna Meadows
June 02, 2012
I'm a good friend of Johnie and Erick.We connected from the moment we met.I met him when he was here in South Africa in 2008 and we clicked from the onset.When they left I told them that we'll meet in the States by God's grace.I went to the States in 2010 and I call him and he reminded me that I said we'll meet in the States and God came thru.
I'll miss him,he never forget my birthday and I never forget his.I spoke to him,we last talked four days back.
He was a good I'm not afraid to say that and our condolences go out to all the family.God bless you(John 14:1-3).Andile Gova(Port Elizabeth,South Africa)
June 02, 2012
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Kirton for giving me the opportunity to know your amazing son. I was a sophmore when he was a Sr at Jackson I played on the football team with him and one of the many things i admired about him was the fact that eventhough he was Johnie Kirton who had his own theme song!!! (Johnie be good!) and was just an amazing athlete with so much buzz around him he never got big headed and I felt so honored and cool that he was willing give me a nobody sophmore that he had practically just met a ride to school in the mornings (in his suburau lol)and home after practice. And I remember thinking when the buzz started getting big that he was going to get big headed but he never did he stayed true and I will always respect him and admire him for being the honest and kind spirited man that he is. you guys should be extremely proud...and again I thank you for raising him to be the man he has become.

He will always be a inspiration to me and off the field)and will forever be in my thoughts and memories and I look forward to seeing him when my time comes and I know that until then he is smiling down on us with that big grin of his. - Anthony Davis
June 02, 2012
I attended high school with Johnie. I was not close friends with him but I admired and respected him. I just remember walking past him in the halls of Jackson and he would say hey, and ask how I was doing. Now that sounds simple enough but I was a virtual nobody so for him to take a moment to do something so small meant a lot and made me respect and admire the person he was even more. Rest in Peace Johnie, you are gone far too young but as many have said you will NEVER be forgotten.
June 01, 2012
Johnie,
You were a special athete but a better father and friend. I may have been your coach for a short time, but you taught me more than you know. Family and football that is how we knew each other. We shaired a lot of similar things. You are the main reason why I am where I am this season. I will keep my promise to you about returning the favor. We will see each other again.
-Eric Reed
June 01, 2012
My heart goes out to the family. My son Ryan knew Johnie at Jackson. I lost a son in January and I know how sad it is.
June 01, 2012
My prayers go out to heather!!

Johnie r kirton I miss u like crazy big brother I just spoke with you 2 days befor you're game tellin me it was a good trade we gon eat! U asked how grandma pearl (big momma) was doin and you said keep me posted lil bruh and I love you and that you was gunna call me later after your game. I always kept you updated on the family. You had said as a lil bro should. can't believe your gone. See you when I get up their bro I love you and always will

Your brother rodrick jones
June 01, 2012
I haven't seen Johnie since high school, but we were both Everett boys and I wish I'd known him better. I remember he and I were in the middle of a fight between two friends, and when the room cleared out only Johnie and I were left, sharing a confused smirk and jokingly asking each other what the heck had just happened. I lost an older brother too, so you'll get through it. Johnie was a gentle giant and born leader, so he must leave some pretty large shoes to fill. That's just all the more reason that they'll be filled, because that's how he would have had it.
June 01, 2012
MAY GOD KEEP YOU IN THIS TIME.
June 01, 2012
I remember Johnie as a youth in Everett. I was one of the youth leaders at the time. He was always a happy guy and very ambitious about life. My heart truly goes out to his family. I know that God is deep in their hearts and will be their comforter. You are all in my prayers.
June 01, 2012
May God Bless you in this moment of sorrow. Your entire family will be in my prayers. As I do not know you personally, It must be extremely hard to lose a love one SO young. I pray you PEACE and COMFORT.
June 01, 2012
Doug, Heather and girls...I am so sad to hear about Johnie's passing. I know what an incredible man he was. I will pray for comfort and strength. Love to you all!
June 01, 2012
Oh my heart just goes out to the entire family. No greater love is there between mother and there child. Being a mother myself cannot imagine the pain of heart you are going through at this time. May knowing others care give you a measure of comfort. God see your tears flow and pain of heart, "He is near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves." He will give you the needed strength to just go from one day to next. So that "the power beyond what is normal may be God's and not that out of ourselves"

My Sincere Condolences
June 01, 2012
Heather, my prayers are with you in this very difficult time, there are no words for me to express my sadness, to learn of Johnie's passing. Although we have not seen each other for years, we started this very rewarding, but also tough journey of motherhood together, and you did a excellent job!!! May God comfort you and your family with his everlasting peace and Love.
June 01, 2012
During this most difficult time may the family reflect on the wondeful hope found in God's word the Bible, that one day death will be a thing of the past.
June 01, 2012
I went to highschool with Johnie such an amazing guy. He was so nice to me when others weren't. I am very sorry for your loss my prayers are with your family.
June 01, 2012
Dear Heather & Doug,
We are deeply saddened to hear of your lose. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Carl & Michele Rimmele
June 01, 2012
June 01, 2012
This is Johnies father side of the family we would like to send our condolences to the Kirton family we LOVE HIM AND MISS HIM TO. I WOULD APPRECIATE IF THE KIRTON FAMILY COULD CALL ME ONE OF HIS FIRST COUSINS I'M HERE IN SEATTLE REACH ME AT 206 687-6292 OR HIS FATHERS MOTHERS 425 374-7522 IN EVERETT WASHINGTON, WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME NEED.
June 01, 2012
Heather and Family ~ My sincere sympathy to you all. I was deeply saddened at the news of Johnie's passing. I too as a parent could never imagine the grief you must be experiencing. Heather, I will always remember the speech you gave at Jackson High Schools Mother's Tea, just before graduation, when you talked about yours and Johnie's relationship as a mother and son and how you called him your "Big Teddy Bear". And a big teddy bear he was. He touched so many lives and was a friend to so many. He will be sorely missed by so many. May you lean mostly on God for comfort to get you through this but also on your family and friends who you know will be there for you. May the best of memories always be held close to your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 01, 2012
Rest in peace! My deepest sympathy to your family.
May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012
My deepest sympathy and Prayers to the Family, friends and teammates of Johnie Kirton.
May 31, 2012
May the Most High God comfort you all during this time of deep sorrow.
May 31, 2012
Heather and Doug,
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. No words can express my sadness at hearing Johnie's passing, I as a father cannot imagine the grief you are experiencing. I take with me the opportunity to have known Johnie as a young fella and the wonderful man he blossomed into. Johnie thank you for enriching my life & of those you crossed. Heather and Doug may you lean on God to find comfort during this time.
-Al & Geoff Hunter
May 31, 2012
Heather and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. No words can begin to express my sadness when I heard of your dear sons passing. As a mother I can only imagine your grief. I wish I would had the opportunity to have met this wonderful man. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy watching him play football as a Huskey. May you find comfort and peace in God, family and friends at this most trying time.
May 31, 2012
Prayers and lots of warmth for the Kirton Family and friends.
May 31, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Kirton family. May God give you the comfort and strength needed at this grievous time. Psalms 55:22.

Jem D. Florida
May 31, 2012
I'm so sorry for you lose. My you find comfort in God's promise to see our dear loved ones again john 6:40.
May 31, 2012
May God comfort the Kirton Family.
May 31, 2012
I would like to send my deepest thoughts to Johnie family may God be with during this time and here in California I know that all the SaberCats Team and Fans prayers are with the family. We only knew him for a short time he put alot of spirit into the team we will all miss him.
May 31, 2012
Johnie was in my class my first year at Gateway Middle School! He was a kid who came in your class and made an impact on all of those around him. He will never be forgotten! Rest in peace young man.
May 31, 2012
Way to young. May God be with his family. Give them the strength to get through these next days, weeks and months. He will be waiting for you with open arms.
May 31, 2012
Johnie, may God rest your soul. R I P 37
May 31, 2012
RIP Johnie Kirton

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. No other Husky Football player touched my life as you did with your infectious smile and fun loving positive attitude. You will truly be missed and I will never forget the time we shared or the big smile, hug, and high 5 you gave me going into your last apple cup. Forever in our hearts, forever in Purple and Gold... RIP Bubba
May 31, 2012
On behalf of the entire Chicago Rush organization, we send our sincerest condolences to the Kirton family. Johnie was a great man.
May 31, 2012
I'm sorry for you loss. May you find comfort in the God of peace.
May 31, 2012
Kirton Family,

I went to high school at Archbishop Murphy in Everett but had a few friends at Jackson HS who were hit hard by the death of Johnie. He sounds like a great man, leader, and father. He'll be missed dearly.
May 31, 2012
You Touched A Lot Of Hearts And Made A Big Impact On So Many People...You Were Also One Hell Of A Football Player. You Will Be Greatly Missed.
May 31, 2012
Johnie . You have left us too son my friend. You made a difference when you came down to South Africa. I fund a really good friend and now i don't have anyone to look forward to seeing in D.C May heaven embrace you with open arms. Big 37. Well played friend. Go well.
May 31, 2012
Johnie was the type of guy who united people in the locker room with is infectious personality and easy smile. He was a great player on the field with the versatility to play anything from RB to TE to DL. But he was even better off of it with the way he treated his teammates and everyone else he came in contact with. He brought a light to his world and made the lives of everyone he touched better. He will be truly missed. My prayers are with his family and with his young daughter.
May 31, 2012
My heart breaks for Johnie's family, friends and fans. May God be with you all during this very sad occasion.
May 31, 2012
I will always remember Johnie's smiling face in my middle school Home Ec class - ready to cook and sew with a delightful, respectful, upbeat attitude. He was an example for all. What a loss for all who knew him and for those yet to have been so privileged.
May 31, 2012
I didn't know Johnie, but my good friend Rhonda Addison says he was an awesome person! I just wanted to offer my condolences knowing there are no words of comfort. I lost my teenage daughter in a car accident almost 8 years ago, I feel your pain and will keep you in my prayers.
May 31, 2012
RIP Johnie!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.. Gone But Not Forgotten!!! Husky Nation loves and misses you.. We will never forget you in the Purple and Gold..
May 31, 2012
Dearest Kirton family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Johnny and my son, Brady Jesson, were good friends throughout middle school and high school. Johnny spent a lot of time at our house and we absolutely loved him! Always smiling, polite, appreciative, funny and adorable! We were so thankful that Brady had found such a great kid to hang around with! We are so sorry for your loss and we will keep you in our prayers. Our love and deepest sympathy.
Rhonda (Jesson) Addison, Brady and Brooke Jesson
May 31, 2012
Johnie, you were an inspiration as a peer and track teammate. Rest in Peace.
May 31, 2012
My prayers are with the Kirton family. My high school years were spent in their basement! I miss Johnie and know that I will see him again in glory. Bubba was a great teammate and a great person. I have too many memories to count. My prayers are with his family.
May 31, 2012
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May 31, 2012
RIP Johnie! You will never be forgotten. You brought joy and happiness to the world. It was an honor Playing football at Jackson with you during your Senior year.
May 31, 2012
Our deepest condolences go out to the Kirton family.
May 31, 2012
MAY GOD KEEP US IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. NOW I KNOW IT'S TIME TO GET IT TOGETHER, MEANING TURNING OUR LIFE OVER TO GOD THAT'S 2 NOW IN THIS GENERATION GONE BEFORE THE PARENTS. I LUV Y'ALL ALL IF U!!!!!!! LISA ANN
May 31, 2012
RIP Johnie, you truly were a stand out person. I am very glad I met you and played football with you. You touched so many and you will never be forgotten!
May 31, 2012
When Johnie had the ball,it was JOHNIE TIME!!!!!. Johnie as a Chicago Rush fan, you will be deeply missed. God Bless!!!!
May 31, 2012
Johnie you will be miss something awful but I know your in a better place and looking down on us . Tell aunt Nettie aunt Lisa uncle Charles uncle Robert grandpa cousin Caleb we LOVE YALL & MISS YA. BOONY STAY STRONG STAY IN PRAYER YOUR LISA ANN
May 31, 2012
Dear Friend,
I'm sorry of your love one having fallen asleep in death. May the comfort of of the account at John 11:43,44 bring comfort to all of you in this period of sorrow.



Yvonn Ryan
Summerville S.C.
May 31, 2012
You have my deepest condolences ,may the God of all comfort carry you through this difficult time (2 Corinth.1:2-3)
May 31, 2012
May heartfelt memories of a life lived to the fullest linger and the shadow of pain be lessened each passing day. May the God of Comfort bring warmth to your hearts as you remember your dearly loved one. Psalm 119:50,52,76
May 31, 2012
To All Who Loved Johnie,
We are sorry for your loss and offer our condolences. May memories of him bring you comfort. And may the God who gives peace help you through your grief.
May 31, 2012
#37 - I watched him score the winning touch down in OT on Saturday night. It was a late game and I will always remember Johnie. He was 1 yard shy of being the all time leading rusher for Washington, but accumulated so many accolades over the years. He had a productive AFL career and was respected by all opponents. The J-Train will be missed in this league, but surely will playing on a higher playing field now. God Bless!
May 31, 2012
My condolences to the Kirton Family...Johnie will be missed by many..His memory will live on.
May 31, 2012
You were a good man Johnie Kirton
May 31, 2012
Bubba, you were one of the most caring and selfless people I knew. Always made people smile and made my days better each time we spoke. You were an amazing father and everyone who knew you is lucky to have experienced such a great person. I will miss you. xoxox
May 31, 2012
I'm so sorry... I loved Johnie, as I love the whole Kirton family... My prayers are with you all...
May 31, 2012
RIP Johnie Thanks for all the great memories
May 31, 2012
sometimes we wonder what god's plans really are when he takes a loved one i think its so your faith grows stronger RIP
May 31, 2012
RIP Johnie, your big smile and big heart will be missed. You made us Dawgs smile even in tough times.

Mike O.
May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012
I cannot begin to express my sadness- such a great friend and compassionate human being. I have so many great memories of Johnie and was a witness to the many lives of children that he touched. I was lucky enough to see him in action working with kids every day and for that, I am forever thankful. He was a mentor and big brother to so many. On a personal level, he taught me forgiveness and that is a lesson that will be cherished forever. Words cannot express the feelings of sorrow and complete loss I feel for his entire family and group of friends. I spent a lot of time talking to him about his mom, dad, sisters, daughter and many friends and people in his life. Although I am part of his AZ family, I feel like I know each of his siblings, parents and grandparents personally. He was such a proud brother, son, grandson and father. There is a huge void in this world with the loss of this great person. I will cherish him for the rest of my life and carry his memory with me day to day. May peace and love be with the family and we are all thinking of Johnie now and forever. Love always, "Dougie"
May 31, 2012
Love watching him play ball. What a great young man. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
May 31, 2012
RIP Johnie. You were a great Husky and a better human being. My condolences to your family.
May 30, 2012
RIP, 37. Husky Nation will always love you. All our thoughts and prayers are with your friends and loved ones.
May 30, 2012
Very sad. I was lucky enough to meet Johnie once when he played at the UW, he was laughing and smiling and seemed very genuine . A great athlete and a very nice guy. Thoughts and prayers to his family~RIP
May 30, 2012
God Speed Johnie, you will be missed! Husky Nation will always remember your smile and your huge Heart!
May 30, 2012
Doug & Heather,
Our hearts go out to you as well as our prayers. Your family has always been very special to us and we hurt with you.
May 30, 2012
Johnie, I miss your smile the MOST. They were the best. RIP my friend. Thanks for making taking pictures so much easier. My condolences to your family. - Jen Boyle (Phoenix, AZ)
May 30, 2012
My condolences to Johnie's family. God is for us a refuge and strength. Psalm 46:1.
May 30, 2012
Heather and Family,
My family and I, and my son, are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. Johnie have always been and will always be in our hearts.
May 30, 2012
Heather and Family,

My family and I, and Tony, are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. Johnie have always been and will remain in our hearts.
May 30, 2012
We will miss you man...another good one, gone too soon.
May 30, 2012
My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the Kirton family, both in Washington and in Arizona. I had yet the chance to meet you, but you will be surely missed both on and off of the football field. You will be always remember as a class act representative of arena football while playing for the Arizona Rattlers, Chicago Rush, and most recently San Jose SaberCats. RIP #37 Johnie Kirton You'll be missed, but NEVER forgotten.
May 30, 2012
RIP Johnie, and thoughts and prayers going out to the rest of the family
May 30, 2012
Rip big bro give uncle rob a hug for me!!! Always and forever #37
May 30, 2012
you were a great player bro it was an honor meeting you at practice and great watching you as a rattler

RiP johine
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
Doug and Heather,
We are saddened by the news of your loss. While there are no words to comfort you at this time, we pray you will find peace in Johnie's memories as time goes on. You are an awesome family of God and HE will not let you down, even during this time of sorrow.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you.
May 30, 2012
I am sorry for the loss of such a fine young man . Please find comfort in the God Of all Comfort 2 Corithians 3:1 My deepest condolences.
May 30, 2012
RIP "Bruh"!
May 30, 2012
it's sad to someone so young to leave this world so i'll be praying for the family
May 30, 2012
RELY ON THE ALMIGHTY GOD FOR COMFORT DURING THIS HARD TIME.JEHOVAH HAS PROMISED TO BRING BACK OUR LOVED ONES.SINCERELY.
May 30, 2012
I can't say enough about the joy of watching Johnie play in High School as well as in College. He will be missed by the Chambers Family. Our prayers go out to you.
May 30, 2012
Family continue to hold to GOD's Unchanging Hand. For He Is ALL ABLE! May the Comfort, Love and Peace of Jesus Christ be with your family. Prayers always.................
May 30, 2012
I will miss you my brother! I am praying for Gods angels to protect your child and your girl friend. Im glad we were able to talk last week, wish I would have known it would shave been the last time we chatted, but I am glad we made each other laugh! LOVE YOU BRO! #SalsaDancer #CoffeeConLeche
May 30, 2012
26, wow...that's way to young to leave this world. RIP Johnnie. Prayers go out to your family and friends.
May 30, 2012
Big John inspired everyone he touched. The impact he had on my son, Dawson, cannot be measured. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kirton family during this difficult time.
May 30, 2012
It makes me sad that a wonderful loving man is taken so soon. My love and prayers are with the family.
May 30, 2012
Psalms 46:1 God is eager to ease the pain of losing a loved one.
May 30, 2012
RIP Johnie. You will be missed #37. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and teamates.
May 30, 2012
To the Kirton's family.
We only got to watch him play here in San jose for less than a month, but he already stood out. May you find peace in this very difficult time, and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our son was his teammate at SanJose, and is deeply hurt and saddened by the loss of a great human being.
May 30, 2012
Just from the weekend you stayed with us, I knew how much you meant to the Williams family.....we send are prayers and deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time. - shawnaand corey
May 30, 2012
Words will not express the sorrow for your loss. We will keep Johnie, his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. May he be an angel soaring above.
May 30, 2012
Doug, Heather and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss and the entire Jackson Family is at loss for words. Only the "Good" die young has never been more true. The memory of our "Snack Shack" will live on forever.
Jack, Janet, Melanie, Kyle and Katee Snedeker
May 30, 2012
RIP Johnie Kirton...26 is far too soon to go.
May 30, 2012
Heather and family,

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts. May time accomplish what no words can do.
May 30, 2012
Sending prayers to you and your loved one. -Klawitter family
May 30, 2012
May the family, friends, and loved ones find comfort in knowing God makes the final call. Peace be with you all...Papacool.
May 30, 2012
I'm so sorry to read about this young man. A tremendous loss for his family and all who knew him. God's speed, Mr. Kirton.
May 30, 2012
To the family of Johnie. Sorry to hear of your loss. May the God of comfort help you in this tough time. Psalms 55:22.
May 30, 2012
Doug and Heather, we're so sorry to hear of your loss. We never had the opportunity to meet Johnie, but we know what a great family he comes from. Our prayers are with you. May God's love comfort and console you and your family.
May 30, 2012
You are with God now.
May 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with his family, and i only got to meet him once too.
May 30, 2012
My sincere condolences. May the examples of those who relied on their faith to help them endure through difficult times provide you what you need:
(Heb. 11:23-29)
May 30, 2012
Stay prayed up and God will do the rest.
May 30, 2012
My heart goes out to this young man and his family I will keep you all in my prayers !!!!!
May 30, 2012
May you throw all your burdens upon god during this time, because he cares for you. Ps 55:22
May 30, 2012
May God bless this family I pray that a loving peace comes within your hearts.
May 30, 2012
I am reading about all these wonderful sportsman who die off too soon and it makes me sad. I am sorry to the fsmily for their loss at this time. /poor daughter will miss her daddy.
May 30, 2012
My condolences are with Johnie dear family.May God bring them comfort and strenght to deal with Johnie death.Psalms46:1.Prays go out to the family.
May 30, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family. Our heavenly Father is a refuge and strength for us during our distresses as promised at Psalm 46:1. Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, IL.
May 30, 2012
such a talent now gone my condolences go out to the family and Johnie RIP god bless

cathy bretziua catasauqua pa
May 30, 2012
may he rest in peace
May 30, 2012
My condolences to the family of Johnie Kirton. May the God of all comfort ease the pain you are experiencing during this difficult time. - 2 Cor. 1:4
May 30, 2012
A Lighted candle & heartfelt condolences is sent your way............... RIP....... runon...
May 30, 2012
I still can't beleive it. I didn't get the chance to know you all that long, but I considered you a friend, & I'll always consider you a member of Da Rush. Rest in peace #37 "Jumpin" Johnie Kirton
May 30, 2012
Our condolences to the Kirton family may god give you strength and peace in your time of loss, a life taken way to soon. RIP Johnie
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
To the the family of Johnie Kirton - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
May 30, 2012
he was a good player

laura quick
May 30, 2012
Johnie's time here on Earth and with the SaberCats was just too short. My deepest condolences to his family, his friends and his team, the SaberCats.
May 30, 2012
Johnie my friend you will be truely missed. Thank you so much for all the laughs,smiles,good times,listening and the wonderful memories for many. My prayers and condolences go out to your family and friends. I love you my Friend! <3
May 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all as you deal with this tragic loss.
May 30, 2012
Johnie, last year (2011) you displayed tremendous heart, hard work, and dedication to the Chicago Rush. After watching you play I decided I wanted to learn more about #37. You are someone that every football play or even every athlete should model their career after. I will never forget the person you are. One of the greatest moments during the season was meeting you during the season, after games, or at one of the many events hosted by the Rush. After the season ended I will never forget the opportunity I had to talk to you during our phone conversation in regards to thanking me for be a season ticket holder and my fan support. I will miss your love of your fans and your on field play. Rest in peace Johnie Kirton, you will always be with us!!!
May 30, 2012
In the short time I knew I was so impressed of how much love and respect you had for your mother, your family, your friends and that adorable little girl of yours! You will be missed by so many. "Stop it".
May 30, 2012
Rest in paradise brother. Its like one of the boys said, you did every thing God wanted and asked of you and now he wants you back with him. I'm extremely grateful i had this chance to know you. Watch over us while we finish out this season. Love you brother
May 30, 2012
This light will forever keep his memories bright to such a wonder family! Peace be with the family of this great man!
May 29, 2012
To the Kirton family. im sorry for your loss one day we wont have to worry about death anymore. Sincerely
May 29, 2012
To all of those who loved and respected Johnie: Please help support us in signing a petition to get Johnie's #37 Jersey retired at his college, UW. Could you help me spread the word and support this? Nothing can replace him, but this would be a great way to honor him. Thanks for your support! https://www.facebook.com/RetireJohnieKirtons37UwJersey
May 29, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 29, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May 29, 2012
great player, great person, you will be missed in chicago.
May 29, 2012
RIP & give a big hug for us to the others that are in Rattlers Heaven, MILTON VAUGHN, BARRY VOORHEES, SCOTT PODLESKI, & ERIC HOULE......big john, one L, & peanut
May 29, 2012
My heart go out to the parents of Mr. Kirton. May our heavenly Father sustain you during this difficult time. May the fond memories bring you much comfort.
May 29, 2012
Once a sabercat always a sabercat, my prayers go out to your family and all the loved ones who where touched by your amazing life .
May 29, 2012
RIP Johnnie we barely got to know you Your a Sabercat 4 Ever
May 29, 2012
I am so sad to hear about Johnie, he was with us for just a short time when God called him to come home. My condolences to his family and the Sabercats.
May 29, 2012
Johnie, the news today is incomprehensible. I can't even begin to come to terms with it. It's like a really awful dream, and I want to wake up. You were one of my favorite players for the Chicago Rush. You're a class act, a great football player, and an even greater human being. I'm really going to miss you. Rest in peace, 37.
May 29, 2012
Johnie I met at the 4th of July party my neighbors and my family had yearly. This was when he was a freshman at UW. He was just a great guy and listened respectfully to what you had to say. What a tragic loss. My sympathies to his family and close friends. Lee Krick (Lake Stevens)
May 29, 2012
So sad to hear of Johnie Kirton's passing at the very young age of 26. He was a bright spot in what was an incredibly miserable 2008 season for my Washington Huskies. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Johnie.
May 29, 2012
Condolences to the friends and families of Johnie Kirton, I am sorry for your loss. A precious life to young gone. In due time our Heavenly Father will swallow up death forever and He will wipe the tears from ALL FACES. May you receive the love, support and comfort that is greatly needed at this time.
May 29, 2012
From all of your extended family in AZ...we were so glad to have met you and will miss you at the kids' birthday parties and holidays. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will always be sure J.J. is in our hearts.
May 29, 2012
Please accept my condolences and may you be comforted by knowing our Heavenly Father is watching over you in your time of need.
May 29, 2012
he will be missed. prayer's go out to his family.
May 29, 2012
May the God of all comfort help you during this very difficult time. For he is "near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
May 29, 2012
I do not even know what to say, Johnnie was always happy go lucky and a friend to everyone he knew. I honestly do not think I can remember seeing him without a smile on his face. our hearts go out to you. May God wrap his arms around you and we will keep you all in our prayers--Rick, Ramona, and RT
May 29, 2012
May God be with you and the entire Kirton family. Remember the sweet memories of him and let that be a comfort to you.
May 29, 2012
I'm incredibly overwhelmed and saddened with this news. Life is a gift from God and Johnnie was certainly a gift to your family. May he watch down on all of us and guide us in healing.

Love and strength to ya'll....
May 29, 2012
My family wants to send prayers and our condolences to the Kirton family. My he rest with angels and remain in your hearts forever!
May 29, 2012
My prayers and thoughts are with your spirit and your family.
May God bring comfort and strength to your family during this difficult time. My family and I were at the game this weekend. After such jubilation I was so sad to hear of your passing.
May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012
THROUGH YOUR TEARS, MAY YOU REJOICE THAT YOUR LOVED ONE HAS GONE TO PEACE AND REST. WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS.
May 29, 2012
Letting go of the pain makes way for treasured memories that will no doubt always remain with you. (Ecclesiastes3:1,4)
May 29, 2012
My sincerest condolances to the Kirton family, and to the Sabercats organization.Johnie will be greatly missed by us all.
May 29, 2012
I am a Brit aged 66 and did not know the guy but 40 years younger than me and dead how so sad my thoughts are with the familyWhat a horrible pain to have to carry for the loss of one so young who clearly was a good guy.
May 29, 2012
You were a great athelete and will be sorely missed
May 29, 2012
May you rest peacefully in the arms of God. No more tears, no sorrows or pain. A huge loss for everyone:(
May 29, 2012
RIP Johnie You are forever a SaberCat!
May 29, 2012
To the Kirton family and friends...my heart goes out to you at this time of sorrow. May the God of comfort be with you. Psalms 55:22, "He himself will sustain you."
May 29, 2012
It is with great sadness that I write this note to Heather, Doug and the girls about Johnie's death. My heart and prayers go out to your family as you go through this tremendously difficult time. We have special memories of Johnie in our home and on the playing fields. In our hearts, we remember his sweet innocent smile and gentle manners. May God be with you. Nancy, Tia and Nate Riley
May 29, 2012
Peace be with you, Johnie. Love, hugs, and our condolences to the entire Kirton family. Love, Alica, JC, Jack & Kait - Everett, WA
May 29, 2012
Our prayers are with you and your family. Kathy Formas
May 29, 2012
May the God of tender mercies be with the family during this time of bereavement. Romans 15:33
May 29, 2012
Sorry to read that your son has fallen asleep in death. May knowing that others care about your great loss give you a measure of comfort. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. May the love of God comfort you now and in days ahead.
May 29, 2012
RIP. You & Jr will be playing football in Heaven
May 29, 2012
Gone much too soon from this earth. He is with his Creator now. We will help each other through this time of sorrow and grief. Our prayers are with you.
May 29, 2012
We will miss you! Rip johnnie
May 29, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May 29, 2012
With sincere condolences to the Kirton family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1 "God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times". May God (John 17:3) provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
May 29, 2012
Rest in peace in that big field in heaven for every more
May 29, 2012
May our Heavenly Father, bless and keep near at this time of your lost.
May 29, 2012
Not enough words can
express the sadness
in a Mothers Thought..
Rip`Johnie inside
a Spiritual gospel light
Our condolences to the
Kirton Family`
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