Hunting 05

John Eugene Cairns

April 12, 1946 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 74)

Obituary Image


On December 29, 2020 John Eugene Cairns passed away at the age of 74 in Miramar Beach FL, formerly of Visalia, CA.

John was born April 12, 1946 in Joplin, MO.  He attended Redwood High School.  He served in the U.S. Army.  He retired from Giant Automotive Group after 38 years of employment.  He married Cheryl Boswell March 29, 1974.  They had a daughter, Amanda and a son, Michael.

John was an outdoors man.  He loved his family first and foremost.  He loved to hunt and passed that love down to his son.  He believed in being self sufficient and had the I can do anything attitude, a trait he instilled in his daughter.  He enjoyed many years of motor home trips with the family.  He and Cheryl enjoyed a dream trip to Italy.  John and Cheryl retired to Miramar Beach, FL in 2018.

John is survived by his wife Cheryl; daughter, Amanda Boleky (Kevin); son, Michael Cairns (Ashlie); grandsons, Cullen and Kenton Boleky; granddaughter, Haylie Smith; sister, Linda Archuleta (Sal); brother, Steve Wilcox (Dina); niece, Rheanna Shahan, whom he loved like a daughter; sisters-in-law, Leona Dickson (Larry), Beckie Boswell, Linda Wilcox; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Valentine and Maxine Wilcox; brother, Nick Wilcox; father and mother-in-law, Leon and Letha Boswell; and brother-in-law Ronald Boswell.

No services are planned.

Please sign the guestbook, express condolences and share memories here on   


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of John Eugene Cairns
© 2021 Davis-Watkins Funeral Homes & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy