John Calvin January - 3/14/2015
John Calvin January, age 66, of Odin, IL died February 17th, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Following graduation from Salem Community High School, John attended Rankin Technical Institute, beginning his career as a general machinist for 22 years. He began working his trade at Stanford Engineering in Salem. He then became owner-operator of JJ's High Tech Custom Gun Shop in Odin, where he was known for producing an exceptional and quality product. He was a member of the NRA. He loved to travel, ride his Harley Davidson's and loved animals, especially German Shepherds. He also enjoyed working on cars, speed racing and NASCAR.
Family and friends of John January are invited to share in a time of celebration and refreshment from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 14th in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, Odin, concluding with a service of remembrance and reflection at 7:00 P.M. Burial will be private at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Centralia Humane Society "House of Hope" no-kill facility or to the American Cancer Society, and will be accepted by Rankin Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.
John January loved and is survived by several family members, including special cousins Diana Langenfeld of Centralia and her son Jon Langenfeld of Arkansas. In addition to family, he is survived by a large host of friends, including Martin Wimberly and his office staff, Carol Ray and Sonia Crawford.
John January was born August 12, 1948 in Salem, he was the son of Jonnie Earl and Lavone (Pearce) January who preceded him in death. He married Carolyn "Susie" McColpin, April 30, 1998 in Las Vegas, NV and she survives in Odin.