John LeRoy Canterbury, 62, of Burlington died at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Born February 19, 1956 in Burlington, he was the son of LeRoy William and Georgiana "Georgie" (Gooch) Canterbury. He married Cheryl Renee Mutchler on April 29, 1976 in Burlington. She died on December 20, 2010.
John worked as a bus mechanic for the Mediapolis School System and was a truck driver. He enjoyed collecting military memorabilia and camping. He was affiliated with SE Iowa Native Americans and volunteered for the Burlington Parks Department.
Survivors include two sons, Dustin Canterbury of Burlington and Jeremie Canterbury of West Burlington; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley (Stephen) Graham of Dubuque, IA and Edie (Tom) Reister of Gretna, NE; one brother, Joe (Lori) Canterbury of Burlington; mother-in-law Sandy Mutchler of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cheryl, and one sister, Gigi.
The memorial service for Mr. Canterbury will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 26th at The Edge at First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Heather Byrd will officiate. Inurnment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service where the family will receive friends.
According to his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
John used to work with my former husband John Hillgartner at P & D Harbor service at the port of Burlington. We remember his nickname as JC. John and I used to go hang out with John & Cheryl at their home in Mediapolis and always had a good time. They were a super neat couple. I had just reconnected with John on Facebook a few months back. We had a great visit. He spoke of Cheryl and how much he missed her and had a hard time moving forward after losing her. I know without a doubt that he's with Cheryl again and very happy in Heaven. John & I thought a lot of you JC & Cheryl. My thoughts and prayers go out to their boy's and their families, and friends. RIP JC. John & Margie Hillgartner
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Rest in peace John.
I'm so sorry for the loss of such a good friend . I've known John & Cherily for that last 20plus yrs . I loved him humor he always knew how to make me laugh . A hard a heart of gold . Rest in Pease my friend you will always bee remembered God Bless You 💖
I could not have had a better Grandpa to my girls Felicytie and Shelbie. The love you have to your family and friends is remarkable. You were the glue that kept so much connected. John you are missed. I know your are so happy to be back in the arms of Cheryl.
I ask for you to continue being you. Watching down and pushing your family to pursue happiness and success.
I've known u and Cheryl more than half my life we always hung out and partied I were a amazing man. Husband. Father and grandad I'm sry for ur loss. Dustin. And. Jeremy I love u conni. Prayers
John was an amazing man, with an even more amazing capacity to love. I will miss being able to sit and talk with him about everything and anything... The world is a little darker without him.
My deapest sympathies go to Jeremie and family. God Bless, Judy Hillard
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