John F. Logsdon, 62, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 surrounded by loved ones after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. He was born to Gerald “Jerry” and Joan Logsdon on December 23, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kristie; his daughter, Emily (Kyle) Nelson, and granddaughter, Olivia of Gilbert, Arizona; his son, Jacob (Laura) Logsdon of Olympia; his sisters, Jeri (Tim) Ross of Olympia, and Mary (Greg) Montz of Huntington Beach, California. He had many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Joan Logsdon; his brother, Bobby; and his grandson, Jack Christopher.
John attended St. Michael Catholic School, St. Martin’s High School, and Olympia High School.
He loved the outdoors. He was a fisherman for the Thurston Family of Johnston Point, and worked with the King Family in the logging industry. He also had the opportunity to crab fish in the Bering Sea. He then worked as a laborer for many construction firms from New Mexico to Olympia.
His greatest joy was his family, and he was extremely proud of his children. He loved all music, played many instruments, loved to sing and enjoyed jamming with his brother and many friends. He loved all sports, especially golf with his son and friends from school, and hunting trips with his “brothers” Tim, Pat, Mike, and Joe Ross. He loved history and watched documentaries avidly. He proudly supported the Wounded Warrior Project.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Scott Lake Community Center, 2631 114th Way SW, Olympia, WA 98512.