He was born on May 29, 1988, in Terre Haute, to David B. and Karla L. (Keck) Wynn.
John was a 2007 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and was attending Ivy Tech Community College. He loved martial arts and spending time with his friends. Jack McVickers was his mentor and the McVickers Martial Arts Studio was a great part of his life. He attended Lawton Street Christian Church.
John's lifelong dream and aspiration was to be a police officer. He was on his way to fulfilling that dream. He was working with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department. He was waiting for his 21st birthday at the end of this month. That was his magic number! John saw the good in everyone and had a forgiving heart. He will live in our hearts and memories forever.
Survivors include his father and stepmother David and Linda Wynn, Farmersburg, his mother Karla and Dean Hatcher, Nashville, Tenn.; paternal grandmother Margaret Joanne Wynn, Jasonville; maternal grandparents Donna and Jim Swift, Terre Haute; two half-sisters Abigail Marie and Gabriella Lee Hatcher, both of Nashville, Tenn.; three aunts Jennifer Keck, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Lisa Swift, Terre Haute, and Shelby Radenheimer, Lawrenceburg; four uncles Larry Edmondson, West Terre Haute, John (Nancy) Swift, Clinton, Michael Swift, Terre Haute, and Jerry Swift, Edwardsburg, Mich. Also surviving are several great aunts and uncles, cousins, his McVickers Martial Arts family and many friends.
John was preceded in death by his grandfather Stewart "Bud" Wynn.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel, Linton, from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2009, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday, May 15, 2009. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2009, with Mark Messmer officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
The family has requested memorial contributions to be made to the John Stewart Wynn Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or contributions may be mailed to the funeral home.