John is gone. You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left behind. Your heart can be empty because you cannot see him, or you can be full of the love that you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn he would have wanted, smile, open your eyes, love and go on. John Paul received eternal peace on Jan. 11. He leaves behind his mother Margaret and stepfather Reynold. He had two sons: Nathan, age 10, and Christian, who is serving a mission for the LDS Church in Oregon. He had four daughters: Kaitlyn, Brianna, Tori and Jessica. He had two granddaughters: Ava and Livi. He had two grandmothers, Wyona Quintana and Esther Mills, a special godmother Betty Martinez, and an uncle Danny Quintana. John was honorably discharged from the Army, and had finished high school and some college. He had a host of friends, family, aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceding him in death was his beloved brother Jimmy (2005) and his father John Wayne Haley (1982). Services will be held at St. Marguerite Catholic Church on Jan. 24 at 11 a.m.