He was born March 14, 1948 to Marie and James Early in Wyandotte, Michigan.
John served in the Navy and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received a purple heart. He was a mechanic, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Robert Early.
Survivors: mother, Marie Early, Michigan; two sons, Justin Early, Ryan Early, St. Joseph, Missouri; and a daughter, Jessica Early, Anchorage, Alaska.
Memorial Services: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.