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John Still, an entertainment Icon has left his earthly audience

John Still
Gerry Glenn Jones

Recently this writer wrote two articles on the life of John Still, a well known and loved Memphis actor and radio personality. Today, I sadly add a final article to the John Still trilogy. John left this earth quietly on Jan. 20, 2018 at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee.

John wasn't born in Memphis, but he adopted the city and its people in the 1970s. John was a big man, with a strong commanding voice, which became an instrument in his repertoire of talent. He used this voice, along with his superb acting to secure his place in the industry of acting and radio. John will surely be missed, and his passing has left a huge void in the Memphis entertainment industry.

For more on John Still's life from this writer, click on the following links: John Still: A Memphis entertainment legend and John Still: A Memphis entertainment legend - part two

Michael Crohan, owner of Miles 2 Go Productions, and a close friend of John's, wrote the following eulogy on John Still and his life.


Memorial services dates and locations for John Still will announced at a later date.

John passed away Monday, Jan. 2014 at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. He was 71, and is survived by his son John Alen Still of San Antonio, Texas.

Moving to Memphis in the early 70’s, his deep love of the mid-south meant that following retirement, John would continue to call Memphis home. Not one to slow down, he would try his hand at acting. Being a natural in front of the camera and blessed with a golden voice, John would quickly become the first choice of many directors and casting agents for featured extra roles and as a lead actor.

John has appeared in more than sixteen different movies including roles for writer, director Craig Brewer’s films; The Poor & Hungry, Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, and 2011’s Footloose. Later this year, John Still’s acting skills will be seen in the feature length film “Girl In Woods” and the short by Miles 2 Go Productions’ “GRACE”.

From John Still “One of the greatest things about acting for movies or television is that your work will live on long after you’re gone. So always respect the time that you are given in front of the camera. It’s a gift, so treat it that way.”

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