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, Ind. and he graduated high school in 1973. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1974 and served for eight years. He worked at the Newsport News Naval shipyard and for the last 21 years he has worked for the ordnance department at the Naval Air Station 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 Concha Hotel in Key West, Fla. They chose to live on Big Pine Key and have 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.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Big Pine First Baptist Church, Big Pine Key, Fla. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Big Pine First Baptist Church.
The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home on Big Pine Key is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.