Still think of John every time I hear a Cars Song ,Bring up all good memories . Which can not be a bad thing!!!!!!!
I only found out about John's passing yesterday and was of course deeply saddened. Because an entire book could be written, and or a really cool movie could be made, about our exploits around Burien in that yellow 57 Chevy and the events that would somehow later go on to shape the rest of my life. Yeah, back then John was one of the coolest cats around alright, we were all so ahead of our time - and even though I hadn't seen John(or you Linda) in over 30 years I can guarantee with an absolute certainty that there hasn't been one single solitary day in all that time when I didn't think of John and all the unbelievably wild and crazy things we did back in those REAL good old days.
I only wish it could have lasted forever Linda, I miss it all so much, and I'd give anything to have a picture of John and that car. 206 910 8732
Belated birthday wishes John Charles. You are still in our thoughts. Thanks for making us laugh & for all the memories. Love, Dianne :)
SUCH A SPECIAL MESSAGE YOU WROTE LINDA
TO YOUR SWEET HUSBAND.
GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU STRONG. WE
LOVE YOU AND KASIE AND MISS JOHN OF
COURSE. TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.
Hello John Charles, my dearest husband and happy belated earth birthday to you from your wife, Linda. It is still November 1 in Hawaii so, maybe I will meet you there some time -- you, your dad and granny if you know what I mean. Kasie told me she missed you today and I sent a picture of you to her of you standing by a pumpkin. Thank you for the time you spent with her. You were buddies and I am so thankful for that. You did so much for our family. Linda misses you and thanks you for all you stood for and all you brought to my life. I will always think of you John, more and more every day. Me, Shirley, Pete and the animals....we think about you a lot. ~~ Love, Linda Marie
The man with 3 front names... I never really thought of that! We will never forget you John. RIP...love, Dianne
Linda, this is such a beautiful tribute to your dear hubby. The picture brings back tons of memories of when it all began years ago... I know you miss John, we do, too.
THAT IS A SPECIAL PICTURE AND SO PERFECT
TO DONE THIS LINDA. WELL DONE. HEADED BACK TO THE HOSPITAL FOR THE 4TH TIME TO SEE DAD. WILL TELL YOU ABOUT IT AS I CAN. THANK YOU FOR SENDING THIS ENTRY TO ME. JOHN CHARLES, LINDA CHARLES, KASIE CHARLES - HOW SWEET.
YOUR MOM 11-1-12
Wow! You kids all look SO YOUNG! John - we miss your quick wit & sense of humor. Bless you!
That's a lovely little tribute. In the 1960's I went to Oklahoma State University with a boy named John Charles David, so your special guy's name caught my attention. He worked as a radio DJ and called himself "the man with the three front names." Hugs to you all.
I feel so bad that I didn’t post something earlier. It was nice to read all the other entries. Clearly, John was very well thought of. I’m so sorry for your loss, but it is a comfort to know that poor John suffers no more. I’m so glad that I got to see & talk to John shortly before he passed away. He had a good sense of humor all the way up to the end. Treasure the good times you had and hold on to the memories. I wish the best for both you and Kasie in days and years ahead. I love you both. :)
I recieved your message and was devastated to hear about John. It's actually taken me this long to come to terms with the loss and I apologize for not reaching out to you before this. I hope you know that you and John have been an important part of my life for the last 25 years and that my biggest regret is that it wasn't as close this last year as the 24 before. I am so glad that I got to see you and John before he passed and will remember that last visit with a lot of sadness, because it was my last visit with him, but also with a lot of respect for you because I know that he was happy and secure. Your never waivering love and support for him is something that I have always admired and something that I hope that I can give in my own life. Your memorium in the Times captured John perfectly. The words that hit home to me were "Big hearted, Kind, Generous, and Stubborn" especially stubborn..but only in a good way. I hope there is a memorial service because I look forward to telling you and Kasie in person how much of an impact that John has made in my life. I am sorry for your loss but certainly not sorry that you, John and Kasie have been in my life these last 25 years. Thank you!
We are trully sorry that John passed away. I haven't seen you or John in many years. Jody would see you once in a while on the train afterwork on your way home. I had thought that one day we all might meet up and visit for a while and catch up on old times. I'm sorry for your loss. Hope you and Kasie are doing ok. Please call if there is anything I can do for you.
Linda, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you thought's and prayers are with you and your family. I met John at one of our Seattle Times functions.
Linda & Kasie The third time I saw John at riverton . He started talking about something we way back when 1969 . It took me a while to figure out what he was talking about. When I did I said I got in trouble for that and you didn't . He chuckled and said I know . That,s john in a nut shell . I am really going to miss him a lot .
Linda & Kasie The third time I saw John at Riverton care center . He started talking about something that we did in 1969 .At first I was not sure what he was talking about .When I figured it out ,I said but I got in trouble for that and you didn't . He chuckled and said I know.That's John for you . I am truly going to miss him A lot . You two take care
Hi Linda ,Kasie The third time I saw John at Riverton care center . He started talking about something we got in trouble for in 1969 .It took me a while to catch on to what he said . I said What made you thing of that . His replay was It was my idea and you got in trouble . I said you would remember you didn't get in trouble . That's John for you . I am going to miss that guy very much . I can just know he,s in a better place. I will always be glad I new Him Richard Smith and Family. Take care you two .
Linda and Kasie, I was so sad to hear of John's passing. Linda you and I have been friends for many years, not only working together but raising our daughters together. When Bruce sent me a Facebook message to tell me, my heart just ached for both of you. I am glad I was able to connect with "Kase" over FB and I look forward to talking with you. Please know you all are in my prayers and I'm sending you lots of love and hugs. XOXO
Linda, I was saddened to hear of your husbands passing through a call I received. I know it is quite different now that you must view his notice in the paper, after doing them daily for others. But I remember you as a very strong willed person, and I pray God will take you through this season in your life. Your family certainly has my prayers. God Bless You!
Dear Linda, We were so hoping that John would come through this ordeal, but it wasn't meant to be. We continue to pray for you and Kasie as you make this hard adjustment. Love you, Aunty Mae & Uncle Doyle, Spanaway, Wa
HELLO LINDA AND KASIE - JUST READ THE OBITUARY FOR JOHN- HUSBAND AND FATHER TO LINDA HILL CHARLES AND HER DAUGHTER KASIE CHARLES. IT WAS TOUCHING - LIKED THOSE PICTURES AS WELL. WANTED TO EXPRESS OUR SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME - AND YES, JOHN WAS A CARING AND FRIENDLY SON IN LAW. THE LAST THING WE RECALL HE SAID TO US WHEN WE SAID GOODBYE TO HIM LAST SEPT. BEFORE WE HEADED SOUTH TO SUN CITY - WAS "I LOVE YOU GUYS". WE DIDN'T FOR GET THOSE WORDS. GOD BLESS YOU DAUGHTER LINDA AND GRAND DAUGHTER KASIE - WE LOVE YOU!!! MOM AND DAD, (TOM AND BARB HILL) Jan. 30'11
Dearest Linda, my heart and love are with you and your daughter Kasie. I was just thinking of you and John the other day, your little house on 99, playing foosball, Johns Chevy van, and all the wonderful, crazy times we spent together. The last time I saw you and John was in the trailer park on 288th just after your daughter was born. Though our lives went in different directions, I have never forgotten the wonderful friendship I once had with the two of you. May God bless you and be of comfort to you Linda (Hilco), Kathleen (Kathy) McAteer-Wolf