John was a member of the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church at Aid, a farmer and a resident of rural Dexter.
He was united in marriage to Pamela Jackson on July 19, 1986, at Aid. She survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides his wife and mother, survivors include one son, Michael Irvin of the home; one daughter, Amy Irvin of the home; and one sister, Mickey Roth of St. Louis.
A memorial service was conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church at Aid with Rev. Phil Warren officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church, 12760 County Road 420, Dexter, Mo. 63841.