John H. Kuhns Jr. was born June 17, 1949 in Waterford, Pennsylvania, the second of five children to John H. Kuhns Sr. and Virginia Kuhns (nee Marsh).
John lived the life of a cowboy: hard working, reliable, strong as an ox, tough as nails, on his own terms, and mellower with age. His work with horses was his true passion, and the connection he forged with these animals is what fueled his soul. His jokes were endless, his shots were true, and his dogs adored him.
Preceded in death by his parents, John leaves behind his loving wife Victoria Kuhns, his daughter Katie Kuhns Hughes of Seminole, Florida, her husband Kevin and their daughters Blake & Tess, and his daughter Sara Kuhns Strong of Portland, Oregon, her husband Patrick Strong and their daughters Elaina & Camille. Even when one of his girls was not in his arms or on his lap they were always on his mind, and he lived to make them smile.
Those who had the honor to know John knew he never met a stranger. He was larger than life and his laugh would fill a room. On March 5, 2018 John saddled up one last time and rode off into the sunset. We will not cry because his life is over, but rather smile because it happened.
A celebration of John’s live will be held on Friday, March 9 from 11-1 and 4-6 at the Randolph Community Center located at 1639 State Route 44 in Atwater, Ohio 44201. In lieu of flowers gifts can be made in John’s name to the following organizations: