John Gueymard McCloskey (March 26, 1969 – September 25, 2020)
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, John McCloskey died in his sleep of natural causes on Friday, Sept. 25, at the age of 51. A brother and a son, he is survived by his parents Herbert Sloan and Joan Gueymard McCloskey of Morgan City, La., and by his sister, Sara Virginia McCloskey of New Orleans. Additionally, survived by his aunt Susan McCloskey Kelleher and her children. He is also survived by his Godson, Parker Lindsey, of Birmingham, Ala. John and Parker shared a birthday (March 26), though they were 39 years apart. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Dr. Thaddeus Honore and Lucy Bowman Gueymard, of Morgan City, La. and paternal grandparents John Galbraith and Virginia Sloan McCloskey, of Pass Christian, Miss.
John lived as a gregarious fella with a passion for sports — especially the Georgia Bulldogs and New Orleans Saints — and a joy for music. John was an accomplished, singer/songwriter, and performer. He performed with various bands in his lifetime and released the album Little Fella with his band Blue Plate in 1996. As a teenager and young man, John spent hours that turned into days at an array of courts, fields, and gyms.
Beyond his passions for sports and music, he also loved animals. Few people truly put their pets above their own needs. But John did just that, for his dogs were like children to him and he often spoke of Demo and Clyde in the same proud tones a parent does of their child.
He is and will be missed dearly!
Private graveside services will be held at a later date.