John was born October 6, 1993 in Sherman, Texas to Joey Blair and JoAnn French McDonough. He was born again and followed through in believerís baptism, June 4, 2005.
John was a senior at Howe High School. He was a beloved member of Kingís Trail Cowboy Church, where he was a helper in the youth ministry, leader of the youth band and a bass guitar player for the KTCC band. He was a vocalist and rhythm guitar player for a Christian Metalcore/Hardcore band named Saints Can Lie, along with his good friends Bryce Garland, Hunter Shaw, and Jake Shaw. He had a natural talent and passion for playing the guitar and used this as his ministry to serve God.
After graduation, John planned to go to work for Collin County Detention Facility until he was eligible to attend Police academy. His goal was to become a Deputy Sherriff.
He is survived by his parents, Joey and Olivia McDonough, Howe, TX, mother JoAnn Scott, Sherman, TX. Brothers: TJ Cunningham, Westminster, TX and Levi Stone McDonough, of the home. Sister: Bailey Grace McDonough, of the home. Grandparents: PawPaw and Nana, Dean and Judy McDonough, Howe, TX, Grandma Margie and Papa Terry Humphries, Westminster, TX, Paw, Bobby French, Tenaha, TX, Mamie and Papa, Barbara and Doyle Burk, Van Alstyne, TX, Papaw Tom and Mamaw Dianne Stone, Perryville, Ar. Great-grand mothers: Ma, Mary Blair, Van Alstyne, TX, Tiny Reatherford, Sherman, TX and Beverly French, Lubbock, TX. Uncles and Aunts: Jeremy McDonough, Sherman, TX, Janna and Theron Whitley, Van Alstyne, TX, Gerald Dobbins, Sherman, TX, Gary Dobbins, Sherman, TX, Eric and Jamie Stone, Perryville, Ar, Jacob and Jaime Garrett, Vilonia, Ar and Amy and Rick Wyles, Houston, Ar. Numerous Cousins, extended family, and close friends.
Predeceased by brother, Dusty Scott, Great-Grandfathers: John Wesley Blair (his namesake), Vernon Samuel McDonough, Johnny French and DH Reatherford, and Great-Grandmother: Lily Adeline McDonough.
A memorial tribute was held Sunday April 28, 2013 at KTCC. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 3:00 at Kingís Trail Cowboy Church, 498 Bethel-Cannon Rd, Whitewright, TX. Officiating: Pastor Jason Norton.
Pallbearers: Jeremy McDonough, Theron Whitley, Eric Stone, Everett Barnhill, Wes Robertson and Roy Layman.
Honorary pallbearers: TJ Cunningham, Bryce Garland, Hunter Shaw, Jake Shaw, and Nick Caro.
Memorials can be made in Johnís name at Texas Star Bank. John will lie in state from 9:00 a.m. Monday to noon Tuesday at Scoggins Funeral Home 415 S. Collins Freeway, Howe, Texas 903-532-5577. Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home-Howe. You may sign the online guest book at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com