A native of Morgan City, La. and resident of Keystone Heights, Fla. passed away on Jan. 9, 2013 in Palatka, Fla. at the age of 61 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Services were held on Jan. 12, 2013 in Palatka, Fla. and conducted by Pastor Larry Strickland of Hope Baptist Church, where John was an active and respected member. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Holly S. Koppa; daughters, Shana Koppa Bender, Kristie Koppa, Melissa Koppa Sicard, Stacey Hardee and Heather Hardee Hoffmann; uncle, Sam D. Bougeus; sister, Karen K. Palmer; brother, Kenneth K. Koppa; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Aileen B. Koppa. Donations may be made in his name to Haven Hospice in Palatka, Fla.