John Howard Shorb

John Howard Shorb, 72, Okeechobee, FL died Tuesday, December 20th from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

Born January 29, 1950, John grew up on a farm near Rulo.  He attended District 50, and graduated from Falls City High School in 1968.

John lived and worked all over the world.  He took residence in Alaska, Colorado, Michigan, and Florida where he spent most of his adult life.  He was a fan of NASCAR and worked as a pit crew official for several racing leagues. He enjoyed scuba diving and was able to dive in Bonaire and Egypt. In Florida, one of the highlights of his career in construction was being able to work with Arnold Palmer developing a golf course.  He was a lifetime Director on the Board of the South Florida Fair, where for many years his jambalaya was a big hit.

He had a big heart, loved people and never met a stranger.

Surviving are his son Eric Shorb, Eric’s wife Jessica and his granddaughter Meadow, Dunwoody, GA. Brother Robert, Hanford, CA and sister Sally, Johns Island, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bernice Shorb, Rulo.

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