Our beloved (GENTLE GIANT ) passed away August 4, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. John was born in 1949 in
Madison, Florida, growing up in a large loving extended family. He was a compassionate, loving and
generous man who laughed and enjoyed life, especially his Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
John is survived by his one true love of 44 years, Judi Richardson, his sister Linda Ann Mc Cray, his
brother, Jack Mc Cray, his son, Norris Cooper and daughter Landra Polk. His step children, Jorge
Pantaleon, Marianne Norris , Bambi Pantaleon, Regina Diaz and Roman Diaz, and his special angel kake
Joy Langston. He leaves to cherish his grandchildren and great grandchildren, His Aunt Mae Royce, and a
multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with thousands of loving friends.
John was preceded in death by his mother Georgia Mc Cray, his father Leroy Mc Cray and his brother
Gregory (Tuck ) Mc Cray and grandmother Louise Smith., and sister Phyllis Mc Clary.
John’s loving smile will forever remain in our hearts and minds.
At his request there will be no service due to the pandemic of 2020.