He was born Jan. 11, 1939, in McRoberts, Ky., a son of the late Joseph and Marie Painter. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anita.
He is survived by one son, John Painter Jr., and his wife, Dianna; daughter, Tonya Payne and her husband, Jacky; and numerous other extended family members and friends.
A graveside service is planned for Monday, June 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Lookout Mountain and will conclude with military honors.
You are encouraged to share a memory of John and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Painter family with his arrangements.