John Arthur Stuckey, 71, of Pendleton, passed away April 3, 2017, at his residence in Pendleton.
He was born Oct. 18, 1945, in St. Joseph, Mich., and resided most of his life in Pendleton.
John graduated from Greenfield Central High School, Anderson University, and Indiana State University.
He was self-employed as a neon tube bender, owning and operating Brite Line Neon Inc.
John served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Nashville song writer association and was a black belt in karate, he also taught acrobatics. John was talented in many areas.
John is survived by his two brothers, Paul Stuckey of St. Joseph, Mich., and James (Carol) Stuckey of Buchanan, Mich.; his life partner of 30 years, Mary (Diana) McCoy of Pendleton; children, Mashalia (Shawn) Mendenhall, Michael McCoy, Emma McHaffey, Daniel Starr, and Nola Starr; grandchildren, Michael McCoy Jr., Johnny McCoy, Matthew McCoy, Destiny McCoy, and Stephen King. John was also survived by many nieces and nephews, including, Beau McHaffey and lifelong friend, Steve Renner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Georgia Stuckey.
Cremation will take place, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Services have been entrusted to the Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, Anderson.
Published on  April 6, 2017