John St Clair Minnix
Passed on Jun 1, 2017
John passed peacefully with the love of family and friends, at home, on June 1st, 2017. He was born in Spokane on January 31st, 1949, to Samuel Minnix Sr. and Hortense Orr.
John graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, where he was an accomplished athlete in track and football, and attended Central Washington University.
John loved fishing and brought the love of fishing to his sons and nephews. Along with fishing, he was known for his mean fish fry. His hobby was horse racing and he was an avid student of horse racing statistics. He spent his time off, applying his skills at Playfair Race Course in Spokane. In high school, he was known for his smooth dance moves and spent many Saturdays practicing with his buddies, Artis and Ray.
John retired from Kaiser Aluminum after 25+ years, when he moved to Seattle where he became a beloved school bus driver for the Seattle school district.
He is survived by his long term partner, Sherry Amundson and their son Jamel Minnix. As well as his children, Janet Jackson, David Stillwell, Angela Allen and grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Samuel Minnix Jr., Robert Minnix, Verda Lofton, Gary Minnix, Marion Roebuck, Margaret Minnix, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life at Montlake Community Center in Seattle, on June 17th, from 12:00 to 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
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