John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving as a staff sergeant. He also served with the Army National Guard of Michigan. John retired after 31 years as an inspector for General Motors. He was a member of the Grand Ledge VFW and Mount Hope Church where he served for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary (Duncan) Carson; children, Nancy (Lance) Johnson, Rebecca (Steve) Ferris, Quint (Colleen) Carson, Magdelene (Dennis) Covert, Lydia (Alfred) Lee, Bernardino (Victoria) Gomez, Moses (Linda) Gomez, Anna Lee (Rockney) Wing, Andrew Gomez, and Ruth Ann (Robert) Wing; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings, Norman, George, Kit, Ivan, Ruth, and their spouses. He was preceded in death by his parents and 9 brothers and sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Mount Hope Church in the Garden Chapel, 202 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing, with the Rev. Kevin Berry officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and one hour prior to the service time on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.