John William O'Day
Organized by: Bebian O'Day
John William O'Day, a Navy Veteran of 22 years, battled with a rare form of cancer for over a month before passing away peacefully on July 5, 2014.
Affectionately known as Jakie, John was born on March 28, 1950 to Stanley and Susan O'Day in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the youngest of nine children and attended Lafayette High School, where he graduated in 1968. Shortly after graduating high school, John enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served for 22 years. He enjoyed BBQing, hunting, fishing, and spending as much time as he could with his wife, five children, nine grandchildren, all of his loved ones, and anyone he could get out on a fishing boat.
Through all the pain, John remained positive with the help and comfort of his family who stood by his bedside, hoping to ease his pain. John is as tough as he is stubborn and didn't let the cancer get the best of him. His sense of humor, his smile, and the love he had for his family has never been more true than in those final days spent with him. He laughed, joked, and always reminded everyone of how much he loves them and wanted to see them smile.
He is survived by his wife, Bebian O'Day, four children, and nine grandchildren who loves him just as much as he does them. We appreciate any kind of support during this tough time.