Sept. 2, 1976-May 11, 2020
With a heavy heart we share that 43 year old Johnathan Mark LaFountain went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2020. Sadly he battled depression and tragically took his life. He grew up in Pleasanton and was a resident of Livermore CA. The world lost a sweet soul that brightened anybody’s life that was lucky enough to come in contact with him. If you knew Johnny, you loved Johnny. You never smiled faster, laughed louder or hugged harder than when you spent time with him. He deeply loved his two teenage boys and spent his free time creating outdoor adventures with them. All God’s creatures brought him joy and he had many pets and reptiles. He was an avid outdoorsman and motorcycle rider. His amazing talent on a motorcycle both street and dirt led to his famous nickname “J Wheelie”. He was also a talented artist and happy to make a custom wrench ring for anybody. Friends and family often received one of his famous metal creations. Johnny lived life large and he will be forever missed. Johnathan is survived by wife Jamie, sons Mark & JJ, father John LaFountain, mother Kerry LaFountain (husband Jim Moore), sisters Aimee Ose (husband Scott), and Sara Brown (husband Matt), Father & Mother in Law Steve & Lee Anna Englebretson. As a tribute to Johnathan, our family hopes that being open about his suicide may encourage others to get help with depression or cope with similar losses.