John David Nesbitt, 28, of Auburn, Ga., passed away on Jan. 29, 2014, after losing his courageous battle with ALS. He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Nesbitt; brother, Chris Puckett; and grandparents, Nathan and Lois Ray. He is survived by his 6-year-old son, Jackson Hunter Nesbitt; mother, Helen Ray Nesbitt; grandparents, Jack and Betty Nesbitt; niece, Kristin Puckett; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. John was born June 14, 1985, in Atlanta. He was a 2003 graduate of Apalachee High School in Winder, Ga., and a 2010 graduate of Gainesville State College in Gainesville, Ga., where he received his Associates degree in Pre-Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Environmental Spatial Analysis with certificates in Environmental Science and Geographical Information Science. He was currently employed with Georgia Power Company with over three years of service. He was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Dacula, Ga. John was a loyal friend and a loving man to his son, his family and his friends. His passions were hunting, fishing, UGA football, baseball and he found great solitude in nature. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Brenda Westmoreland officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational fund for his son Jackson Hunter Nesbitt through his grandmother Helen Nesbitt or to the ALS Association GA Chapter, 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30329, or online at www.ALSAGA.org
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Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga., 770-932-1133.