He was born February 6, 1968 in Bessemer. He graduated from Jess Lanier High School in Bessemer where he was a member of the band. He continued his education at Sunbelt Christian College where he received an associates degree.
John’s military career began when he joined the Reserve and later the United States Navy where he retired in 1997 as a disabled veteran after serving in the Persian Gulf. He received numerous medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons including the Second Good Conduct Award, National Defense Service Medal, Navy “E” Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation (2), Navy Expeditionary Medal (2), Nato Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (2) and Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star (2).
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010 at Thomasville Church of God in Christ. Interment was in Gooden Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Putnam.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Henry London; grandparents, Eva Lee White and Ethel and Robert E. London; sister, Creola London; aunt, Wanda White Jordan; uncles, Johnny Lee White, Jr., Robert E. London, Jr., Samuel London and Billy Curtis.
He is survived by his mother, Gloria London (John) Christan of Thomasville; two sons, John London and Quazion London both of Bessemer; grandfather, Deacon Johnny Lee (Marie) White of Thomasville; grandchildren, Quazion London, Jr. and Quadarrious London both of Bessemer and Key’Shawn London of Birmingham; four brothers, Marc A. London of Bessemer, Henri Christian of Atmore, John Christian and Tyrone Christian both of Thomasville; step-sister, Annie Lois Johnson of Morvin; aunts, Minnie (Jessie) Campbell and Mae Lois (Stanley) Pritchett both of Morvin, Teretha Westbrook, Carolyn Nobles, Hazel (Joseph) Dickinson, and Martha Carter all of Thomasville, Floyda Christian and Bobbie London both of Detroit Mich., Minnie Dixon and Janett Duff both of Putnam; uncles, Earnest (Delia) White of Thomspon, Dr. Willie White of Camden, David (Inez) White of Haymarket, Va., Reginald (Zanetha) White and Harvey Nobles both of Thomasville, Julius London, Edward London, Barrow London and William London all of Putnam; nephew, Andrew Hall of Thomasville; nieces, Andrian Strait London and Amber Washington both of Birmingham; great uncle, Johnny Charles (Ella) Barren of Mobile; godmother, Ruby Almedia of Bronx, N.Y.; family friend, Dr. Linda Davenport of Thomasville; cousins, Victoria (Juan) Smith, Delia Jordan, Jennifer Jordan and Kristy (Matt) Westbrook- Hobbick along with many other cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Earnest White, Dr. Willie E. White, David White, Reginald White, Juan Smith, Matthew Hobbick and Harvey Nobles.
Graveside pallbearers were the United States Navy and Honor Guard Detail.
In leau of flowers, memorials or donations may be made to the New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of John London, P.O. Box 56, Thomasville, AL. 36784.
Reese Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.