John was a long time and very close friend. I met him while in the military and you couldn't ask for a better friend. He did light up a room and his favorite comment was “Your Killing Me”. Can't tell you how many times he said that to me. He also loved racing and NASCAR (huge Dale Jarrett fan). We spent time at Talladega dogging each other's drivers. Good times, I love you brother. Thoughts and prayers go out to John's family and friends.