John Jason Poe Jr., 70, closed his eyes for the last time on October 2, 2013 surrounded by family. "JP" was survived by his wife: June; His 5 children: John and Jeana, of North Carolina; Jessica and Jaclyn, of Illinois; and Joshua, of California; 2 siblings Connie and Larry, of Michigan; and 6 grandchildren. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a mechanic from the School district U-46. He was a very creative man that had the passion for creating art in many forms. In his down time, he enjoyed fishing, reading, grilling, and learning about history. Services will be held this Friday, October 4, 2013 at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Bartlett, IL at 4pm. In celebration on his life, services will be followed by dinner at the church's fellowship hall.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 4, 2013