Dr. John Thomas Meisner

Published 9:18 am Monday, June 16, 2014

Dr. John Thomas Meisner, a resident of Covington and former resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Feb. 24, 2014. He was born on Dec. 26,1959, and was 54 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Aline Jacob Meisner; his children: Jessica Lynn, Danielle Nicole, Brittany Ann, Johnathon Storm, Blake Hunter and Braeden Noah Meisner; his granddaughter, Sadie Desoto; his parents, Evelyn and John Meisner; his mother and father-in-law, Tim and Paulette Jacob; his sister-in-law, Erica Jacob; a niece, Gabrielle Young; two nephews, Kenny and Justin Brunda; his grandmother; various cousins, aunts and uncles; and his beloved pets: two guinea pigs, Zuzu and Yazmyrrha; and his pride and joy, two golden

Retrievers, Caspian and Sahara, whom he considered his “other” children.

He was preceded in death by his son, Elijah Valor Meisner, his uncle Don Bishop and three grandparents.

John was a lion of a man and had a larger than life personality. He was big and strong and

handsome, yet he possessed a tenderness and compassion for others. As a chiropractor and owner of medical clinics, he took time to know and care for each and every patient, and they reciprocated that endearment to him.

John was an avid animal lover and defender. One of his greatest joys was walking his dogs several times a day. He also enjoyed travel, whether a family vacation or romantic getaway, his favorites being Vail, Vermont, Hawaii, Jamaica (his wedding), and of course, the Florida beaches. So many wonderful memories over the course of the 22 amazing years spent with his wife, Pamela, in whom he had found his true soulmate. He called her “Princess” and remained a romantic, loving and loyal husband to her to the end. He was also a devoted, loving father through and through. Ultimately, his greatest passion was for his family. He will be missed beyond measure, until we see his sparkling blue eyes once again.

John had a private funeral service with Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Feb. 28, 2014. He

was buried in Holy Ground at the St. Joseph’s Abbey in Covington, with a beautiful Catholic Mass said by Fr. Patrick Collum.