John B. McLemore

Bessemer, Alabama


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Mar. 15, 1966 - June 22, 2015 John B. McLemore, age 49, of Woodstock, AL passed away Monday, June 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom McLemore. John is survived by his mother, Mary Grace McLemore. Graveside services will be Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenpond...

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Though I never knew you, hearing you speak and getting to know you via Reeds podcast has made me admire you. Thank you for being you and caring about the things nobody else does. You will never be forgotten.

John B. What can I say besides that I wept at your death. Every word you said and Reed recorded was a gift. I wish you were here and that I knew you. You are a fantastic man.

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people. ~Khalil Gibran
You are missed, John. Rest in peace.

John, you left your impression on so many; gave us all pause to stop and reflect on issues big and small. That Sir is far more valuable than any buried gold you may have left behind.
You were always the real treasure.

Truly fascinated by John B. A life lost too soon, I wish that I could have met him one day. He was so socially conscious and I truly dont think I will EVER forget him.

I listened to S Town and was amazed at what a smart, thoughtful, and genuinely kind man John B seemed to be. May he rest in peace.

It was an honour to have had the chance to hear your story. You really were brilliant and complicated. May your story shine a light in many more lives.

I wonder now what I want to spend my remaining days and hours on...

S-town is one of the greatest works of modern literature because it has one of the greatest heroes: John B. McLemore. He is brilliant, complex, relatable, and aspirational all while being deeply human, flawed, and tragic. Over the course of a few hours I felt like I got to know the man but I fear that a million years wouldn't have been enough time to learn everything he had to teach. Rest in peace, sir.

My heart and soul have been changed for ever more after listening to the increidable story of the great John B.
Rest now John for your memory will live on for ever