John Philip Traver “Laughing Jack” Feb 4, 1957 to May 22, 2020

John passed away in Lincolnton, N.C. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sandra Coble Traver; and four children; Josef, Derek, Barrett and Kandace Traver; also four siblings: Debra Traver Ferrell (Allen), Susan Traver Michael (Tom), Linda Traver Perry and James Traver; along with several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephew.

While living in Ashville, N.Y., he attended Panama Central School until his family moved to Charlotte, N.C. He graduated from South Mecklenburg High in 1975. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Charlotte University in international studies and communications in foreign languages in May 2017. He worked at Timken, Lincolnton, N.C., for 15 years.

John lived a Christian life, receiving all he met with a smile and aver (Sept 22 2017), Janet Warner Traver (Dec 23 2014), along with his grandparents: Garfield Charles Traver (May 14 1980) and Dorothy Mildred Swanson Traver (Oct 1 1974) and great- grandmother, Gertrude J Annis Traver (July 24 1978), great-grandfather, James Garfield Traver (Feb 5 1947). Grandmother, Ethel May Rowland Peters (March 6 1994) and acceptance. He loved the outdoors and traveling. He even climbed Mount Fuji in Japan at the age of 60. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and cousin. He always had a smile and a laugh with everyone. He loved his dog, Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Philip Charles TrGrandfather, Kenneth William Warner (Dec 22 1973).

A celebration of his life will be planned for a future date. Contact information for John at stmichael 1218@yahoo.com