He was born April 27, 1925 to the late Riley and Rosa (Aders) VanHoosier.
John was united in marriage on October 15, 1949 to Leona Aders. He was a member of Oak Ridge Pentecostal Church and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his children, Alice (Greg) Bauer, Daniel VanHoosier, and Sue (Gary) Genet all of Bristow; a sister, Fronie VanWinkle of Tell City; grandchildren, Rick and Chris Genet, Leanna Genet, Rachel James, Cassie Hill and Nathan Bauer; great grandchildren, Dylan and Brianna Parr, Heaven, Ethan and Allie Bauer, Trevor and Taylor Hill, Jordan, Braxton and Brandi Genet; great-great grandchildren, Chase and Chad Foerster and Carlee Parr.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Leona; siblings, Elle Belle Sturgeon, Dolly Mayberry, Lucille Huff, Maude VanWinkle, Floyd, Charles, Everett, Joe and Claude VanHoosier.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM CST Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Pastor David Hayes will officiate. Burial will follow in Bristow City Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00-8:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00AM until service time at the funeral home.