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John Kingsley

Thursday, September 6, 2012

John Kingsley passed away Sept. 3, 2012 at West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla.

John was born on Aug. 26, 1954 in New Orleans, La. He is the son of James F. and Eleanor Haywood Kingsley.

John's school years were spent in Bloomfield and he graduated high school in 1973. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1974 and served eight years. He worked at the Newsport News Naval shipyard and for the last 21 years he has worked for ordnance department at the NAS Key West, Fla.

John fell in love with the ocean and the blue waters of the Keys early in his adult life after many sailboat outings with his uncle Doyle. John loved fishing and sailing. John and his wife of 21 years were married on the roof of the La Conche Hotel in Key West, Fla, and they choose to live on Big Pine Key and has made many friends in the area.

Surviving is his wife of 21 years Gaylene Kingsley; son John "Jay" (Amber) Kingsley; three grandchildren Devin, Isabella, and Kaylee Kingsley; mother Eleanor Kingsley; sisters Judy McDaniel, Jacquline Kingsley and Jewel Carmichael; brothers James (Connie) and David Kingsley; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins survive.

Service was Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Big Pine First Baptist Church, Big Pine Key, Fla. In lieu of flowers memorials many be made to the Big Pine First Baptist Church.

The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home Big Pine Key is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.