It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John H. Kiernan Jr., a phenomenal husband, father, friend, son, and servant, who left this world too soon on April 2, 2023, at the young age of 43. Although John lived in many locations, he was born and passed in Mobile, AL. He leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Amy; and his two children, Brody and Kenadi. He is also survived by his mother Kathy, and his siblings, Christina and brother, Jason. He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Kiernan Sr.
Those who knew John described him as full of life with an infectious personality that people couldn’t help but love. John befriended everyone and never hesitated to help those in his presence.
Serving and protecting were hallmarks of John’s life. He spent 13 years in law enforcement serving as a police officer. Many of those years were spent on the DEA Task Force and SWAT Team for the Doraville, GA Police Department. Moreover, he volunteered to serve the nation as a contracted employee supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2010. After being wounded in action, he would spend his remaining years supporting the defense, security, and sales industries.
John’s selflessness, laughter, and kindness will be missed by those with the privilege of knowing him. Rest easy in Paradise and you will NEVER be forgotten! Til Valhalla.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 1PM at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, at 1PM. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mission 22, a nonprofit charity, in honor of John and helping to try to save others by bringing more awareness to PTSD and mental health. Donations may be made at https://mission22.com/
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
John, you are loved, and will not be forgotten my brother.
Brother for over 20 years. I’ll miss the jokes and talking to you every few days.
Love yeah John
See you at the gates brother
Love you John. I will always consider you a brother and will treat Amy and the kids like family. I know you would do the same. Rest easy my friend.