John Deese



Linson Johnie “John” Deese, 72, of St. Petersburg passed away on January 1, 2022. Whether he be working, kayak fishing, traveling the world, enjoying the beach or camping with family, John always shared his big smile and compassionate heart.  John was predeceased by his parents Ruby Long and Robert Witt. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy; daughter, Stephanie and son, Greg (Kim); stepson, Hayden (Giuliana); brother, Michael (Kelly) and grandchildren, Enrique, MacKenzie & Brooklyn. John founded Deese Plastering and Stucco in 1972.


In lieu of flowers, please be kind to one another, consider a blood donation or donation to

A celebration of life will be held on March 5, 2022 at Ft. Desoto Park, North Beach, Shelter 4 from 11:00am-3:00pm.

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Suzanne Sidler
12 days ago

John was awesome and we have shared so many great times. Debating our opinions and philosophies, laughter over cocktails, sharing Friendsgiving and many more things. Over the years I had gotten to know the whole family. He was always so warm and genuine and so happy when we saw each other, it always made me feel great! My heart is so heavy for everyone he has left behind who will miss him terribly, but at peace that he doesn’t have any burdens any longer. On to the next adventure John GODSPEED ❤️

Valerie Cross
12 days ago

Sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved father. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
Love from the Cross family…

Kelly and Bobby
12 days ago

A wonderfully warm and welcoming man. We will miss his smile, his ever present concern for others, and the inspirational way he loved Kathy.

11 days ago

John was always a ray of sunshine. He always had a smile in his face and he lived Kathy so very much.

The Shelton family
11 days ago

John was a sweet man we had the pleasure of knowing and working with over the years. He will be missed by many. Our heart goes out to you Kathy and family. RIP John.

10 days ago

Jean Cross, Stephanie I’m sorry about the loss of your Father. The way you talked about him he was a Beautiful Father with a lot of love for his Children and Family. Sending love he had a nice smile. Ma

Betsy Gallagher
10 days ago

John was such a kind man with a broad perpetual smile on his face. He was a true gentleman. John went out of his way to be kind and thoughtful to others. It was never about him. He was devoted to his family and Kathy’s. Kathy, I cherish the special times I spent with you and John. I know he spent his happiest years with you. You and John were such a great team—so joyful with and caring to each other—and so serene doing home projects together. RIP John, knowing you will be reunited with Kathy, your families and loved… Read more »

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