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John Theron Miner September 6, 1964 - November 5, 2020

John Theron Miner, age 56, of Nixa, Missouri went to be with his Lord, Thursday, November 5, 2020. He was born September 6, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Theron and Sally (Burkett) Miner. John graduated from Reeds Spring High School in 1983, and went on to obtain a business degree from SMS. John worked for UPS as a dispatcher/supervisor for 34 years, where he shared great admiration and mutual respect for his drivers and coworkers. John came to know the Lord and was saved at High Street Baptist Church. He later fulfilled a lifelong dream of being a musician. He started the John Miner Band, opening for many big named acts and playing in hundreds of venues. He met Suzanne, his best friend and soul mate, in 2012 and they were married September 6, 2014. After retiring from UPS in 2019, John began substitute teaching at Nixa. He enjoyed golfing, riding his Harley, spending time with family, and nightly walks with his wife and their dog, Bo. John was a man of great faith, he lived life with a passion that greatly impacted everyone around him. His life was greatly enriched by his five beautiful children whom he shared with Ramona and he was immensely blessed with six grandchildren, who were his pride and joy.

John is survived by his wife Suzanne, children Megan Ioannides, Tess Keller and husband Matt, T.J. Miner, Logan Miner, Bailey Miner, Jacklyn Bush and husband Nathan; grandchildren Presley and Greyson Keller, Harrison Miner, Ellie and Jackson Bush, and Olive Ioannides; sister Kathy Tulipana and husband Pasquale; brother-in-law Gary Vernon, sister-in-law Polly Stone and husband Bill. John was preceded in death by his parents Theron and Sally, and his sister Susie Abbott.

Funeral services will be 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at James River Church West Campus, Hwy 60 & FF Springfield, Mo 65807 with Jeff Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday until service time in the church. Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

James River Church is requiring face coverings for the purpose of preventing or limiting the spread of COVID-19. Barnes Funeral Home is following their guidelines and recommend social distance guidelines. The family and staff thank you in advance, for your understanding during these difficult times.


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    Fred Hunt says

    RIP John only the good die young. Prayers to all the family.

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    Alyssa Mathis says

    Prayers to all family and friends; I am so sorry for your loss. John touched so many lives and was truly unique in his ability make friends so easily. He will be remembered warmly by all those he came in contact with, but right now he is being well cared for by his Father.

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    Anita Pugh says

    Still so hard to believe. John was one of the good guys for sure. Prayers for comfort and strength for all of his family!

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    Joel Abbott says

    John was an inspiration and someone I looked up to throughout my life. May his memory be eternal. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Heather Locke says

    My sincere condolences to John’s family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Tommy & Elizabeth says

    Keeping the family in our hearts and prayers. May all the beautiful memories you created and cherish bring you peace in days ahead.

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    Virginia, Ron, Jana & Lauren says

    So sorry for your loss! We will be keeping, Suzanne and the rest of the family in our hearts and prayers!🙏❤🙏