July 4, 1932 – January 23, 2017 “Big John” Saltzman passed from this life on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Texoma Health Care in Sherman. Big John was born July 4, 1932 in Sherman to parents John Lewis Saltzman and Laura Mae (Eyer) Saltzman. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Lois Thompson on October 23, 1957. John was a Routeman for over 40 years for the Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper companies. After retirement, he loved spending his days farming.
John is survived by his wife, Lois; son, David Milton Saltzman and wife Kathy of Savoy; daughter, Sandra Jeannie McDowell and husband Dan of Houston; two grandchildren Drew Saltzman and Jessica, Sara Porter and Christopher; two great grandchildren, Riley Rae Porter and Nolan Andrew Saltzman. His parents; brother Lewis Saltzman and sisters, Johnnie England, Doris Clinton, and Lola Saltzman preceded him.
Graveside services for Big John are set for 11 A.M, Friday, January 27, 2017 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman with Reverend Bill Neal, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the Mullican-Little Funeral Home on Thursday, from 6-7:30 PM.