John "Bubba" Provine

 

Riverside, Iowa

John D. Provine, 52, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at his home.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for John’s family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations in memory of Bubba may be made to the Iowa City Animal Shelter.

John was born March 31, 1970, in Casa Grande, Arizona. He was a 1988 graduate of Industry High School, Industry Illinois and later Western Illinois University at Macomb, IL. John had been employed as Park and Recreation Director for the City of West Liberty and most recently at the University of Iowa.

John was an avid fan of Iowa Hawkeye sports and St. Louis Cardinal Baseball. He was a great cook, enjoyed NASCAR and was a friend to many.

He is survived by his mother Sandra (McIntire) Provine of West Liberty, brother James "Red" (Shelly) Provine of West Branch, his faithful canine companion Rubie, wife Sandie of Riverside, 2 children and 6 grandchildren: Kassie (Bentley) Wernimont and their kids Reagan and Rebekah, Kayleigh (Michael) Myers and their kids Cayden, Harrison, Hudson and Huxley. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins in West Liberty, Muscatine and Washington. He was preceded in death by his father John Mulcahy, Aunt Debra (McIntire) Larson, Aunt Susie Ballenberger, paternal and maternal grandparents.