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John Thomas Head, Jr.
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    Memphis, TN 38105

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It has been many years since we were high school classmates together, but whenever I think of John, I frequently recall these lyrics from a musical that was popular back then.

I can still hear John reciting/singing this bit: "There is trouble in River City... trouble with a capital "T" And that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!"

You were a fun guy to know John... You are truly missed.

Posted by: Sam Nicolosi - Kettering, OH - Classmate, Marion Catholic   Oct 13, 2015

I am so surprised and deeply sorry to hear of John's passing. So many memories come back regarding our time at Marion Catholic. It seems impossible to think of another one of our own leaving too soon. Photos are such a gift at times like this. May your memories soothe your grief.
Blessings to you, Carolyn, and to all your family.
Regina Izzi Peacock

Posted by: Regina Peacock - Columbus, OH - H.S. Friend of John's   Oct 11, 2015

My condolences to the Head family I first met his son Patrick him I got along gear I'm so so sorry to hear this Mr Head was my boss

Posted by: Beverly Reid - white plains, NY - employee   Sep 12, 2015

Mr. Head was one of my favorite mentors as I started my career at JC Penny. He taught us to work hard and play hard but with dignity and ethics. He was a real person who happened to be a great leader. He always spoke highly of his wife and his family that he adored. My deepest condolences and prayers. He will be missed.

Posted by: Elerie Tepedino - Dallas, TX   Jul 23, 2015

Dear Head Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Head's passing. Mr. Head was my first boss. He was my mentor and in the end my friend. He was the greatest man to work for. He was the greatest man to learn from and he was the greatest friend. He taught me so much at JCPenney's. When he retired the company lost one of their last great Store Managers... There was never another manager that I worked under who

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Posted by: Tara Suplicki - Hopatcong, NJ - Friend   Jul 22, 2015

it is with great sadness learning of this news, John was my former boss at 2 JCpenney locations in NJ. John was a great and someone you could always have a good laugh with. He was a true mentor to many..including myself. He will be greatly missed..He is playing Golf with my dad right now and forever!!!! God Bless. my sincere condolences to the family,,especially Carol..

Posted by: Irene Coleman - Sarasota, FL   Jul 22, 2015

may beautiful memories of a life lived to its fullest linger and the shadow of pain be lessened each passing day.

bea. blakely

Posted by: beatrice blakely - norfolk, VA - mr head was my boss at jcpenney   Jul 21, 2015

My deepest sympathy to my friends John and Michelle and the entire head family. So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers...

Posted by: Hollie Burke (Tartaglia) - Sacramento, CA   Jul 21, 2015

You have my deepest sympathy.Mr. head was my boss atJCPenney.What A wonderful person.

Posted by: Joan smith eaton - Nutley, NJ - Friend   Jul 21, 2015

I was shocked and saddened to hear about John. He was such a major presence at HCSC, it won't be the same without him. He brought much energy and humor to out meetings, as well as strong leadership.

I go back a long way with the Head family. I worked with John's Dad on the McKeesport store opening and also met his Mother there. I have great respect for the whole family.

Carolyn, Kay and I send our condolences.

Posted by: Bill Yeomans - Upper Saddle River, NJ 0745, NJ - JCPenney, HCSC   Jul 20, 2015