John Sam De Loach, Jr., age 79, died March 23 at home after a long illness. He lived in Miami, Florida, originally from Johnson County, Tennessee. He was born on June 15, 1936 to the late John Sam De Loach, Sr. an Adell Shaw. He served in the Air Force for four years. He spent two years in California after his military service, returned to Johnson County for two years. He then moved to Florida where he remodeled houses. He liked to fly and had his pilot’s license. Survivors include one daughter, Lisa; two sons, David and Danny. They all reside in Florida. He also leaves behind his companion, Beverly, of Miami, Florida; three sisters, Lynda of Hickory, North Carolina, Norma Stansbury of Morristown, Tennessee and Judy and Clyde Owens of Mountain City, Tennessee. He will be cremated and his ashes will be returned to Johnson County where he will be remembered in a memorial service with his family.