John Edward Shine Sr., of Kingdom City, MO, passed away Monday, October 3, 2022 at the age of 75. Beloved son of the late Louis Sr. and Alice Shine; loving father of Anjanette (Joe) Spann, Melissa (Mark) Niemeyer, and John (Amalia) Shine, Jr.; treasured Papa of Sophia Spann, Josselyn Spann, Norah Spann, Jude Spann, Spencer Niemeyer, Luke Niemeyer; Grant Niemeyer, Oliver Shine, and Jackson Shine; dear brother of, Joe Shine and the late Dennis Shine. John is also survived by his four-legged friend, Sherman.
John’s greatest pride and joy were his three children and nine grandchildren. He loved travelling, Cardinals, candy and salt, politics, fishing, and hunting. John served in the United States Army and was a proud Vietnam veteran. He loved his loyal dog, Sherman. John served his community in a 12-step program. He loved nature, Facebook, and pretty ladies. John worked for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for the majority of his career. He liked to make others laugh and had a great sense of humor, even to his end days. John grew up Catholic and had faith in the Holy Trinity and cared for “the least of these”. He had a kind heart for those in need and freely gave of his finances to those in need of a hand up. For all his service to his country and the good he did in the world, we say “Welcome Home, John”. He will be deeply missed.