John Wayne Mawhorter

John Wayne Mawhorter passed away at the age of 72 on September 6, 2021, after a brief illness. He was born on November 23, 1948, in Holton, Kansas. He served in the Navy from November 1967 to November 1973, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. He worked in the propane industry for approximately 25 years.

He married Judy Gail Welsh (Norris) on August 20, 1988. They moved to Winnemucca in 1993 where he was active in the Winnemucca Pool League for several years. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed watching MMA and boxing.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Geneva, and wife Judy. He is survived by brother Dale Mawhorter and sister Joyce Bestwick; children Carole, Jeff, Mike and Amanda; grandchildren Jeremiah (Giselle), Tyler (Adeline), Justin, James, Lauren; great-grandchildren Jeremiah, Odette, James, Evelyn and Nicholas.

At John’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project at or (855) 448.3997.