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John Albert Servati


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John Albert Servati Obituary
TUPELO – John Albert Servati, 21, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was born on Feb. 1, 1993, in South Bend, Ind., to Al Servati and Janet Gaston.
A 2011 Tupelo High School graduate, he set multiple state records in swimming as he led his team to four consecutive Mississippi State championships. He was named the Tupelo Sports Council Athlete of the Year in 2007 and 2010.
A junior at the University of Alabama, he was a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member. He received his most recent honor last week with a 3.55 GPA in finance.
He was a proud member of the Alabama swimming and diving team where he competed in freestyle and backstroke and three events at the 2013 SEC Championships.
He was a fierce lover of his family, friends and yellow Labrador, Duke. His light-hearted sense of humor and infectious smile would light up a room bringing joy to all around. His tender and caring spirit and compelling love for the Lord will be remembered by the many who love him. With their confidence in Jesus Christ, his family and friends are rejoicing in the memory of his faithful life.
Services will be at Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. with Dr. Bryant Barnes officiating. Eulogies will be given by Coach Lucas Smith, the Rev. Chad Thompson and Jeff Norris. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church and for one hour prior to the service at Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his parents, Janet Gaston (John) and Al Servati (Connie); his grandparents, Lou Carter Borum, and Carolyn and John Albert Gaston; and his siblings, Catherine Servati, Sarah Abraham (Sumner), Mary Landis Gaston, Sarah Katherine Gaston, Natalie Lieberman (Lee) and Christopher Covington. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert Anthony Jr. and Catherine C. Servati, and John Robert Borum.
Pallbearers will be James Barber, Taylor Bussell, Cody Cammack, Phil Deaton, Greg Evans, Lucas Smith and Hannah Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the University of Alabama swimming and diving team.
Memorials may be made to University of Alabama Campus Crusade for Christ, 5483 Park Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406, or your .
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on May 2, 2014
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