Memorial for John A Happy
Service information has not yet been posted.
John “Johnny” Arthur Happy passed away on January 11, 2021. He was born on February 1, 1940 in Modesto, CA to the late Russell and Leora Happy. He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvaleen Happy, his daughter, Mandy Finklea and husband Todd, his son John Andrew Happy and wife Katie, step-daughter Linda Gutierriez and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Robert Happy. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, “Bill” Happy. John was an over the road truck driver for many, many years, driving for Willis Shaw, CR Kidd and Bill Hall. His years in the service consisted of being in the US Navy in 1961 and stationed aboard the USS Vega AF59. John was a boiler tender aboard the Vega. During John’s enlistment, the Vega was deployed to Vietnam five times in support of Marine combat operations and the ship was awarded the Navy Battle E three times. John achieved the rank of petty officer 2nd class and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1965. John was so animated with his story telling. He commanded everyone’s attention as they watched and listened with awe. John touched many lives with his stories. A memorial service will be held at a later date.