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John Satterwhite

John Charles Satterwhite, 70, of Brandon, Mississippi died August 21, 2014 at the VA hospital in Oregon where he was recovering from a stroke. John was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on December 2, 1943. He was the only child of John Floyd Satterwhite and Beulah (Boots) Mae Satterwhite. John spent most of his years growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi where he graduated from high school in 1961.

John had many accomplishments in life. He won three international skeet championships, 12 medals in world competitions and two gold medals at the Pan American Games. He served as the team captain of the 1976 U.S. Olympic and World Championship teams, earned All-Armed Forces American and International skeet championships, and set several skeet world records. He conducted shooting exhibitions for more than 20 years.

Other accomplishments include four-time National Champion, three-time NRA Champion, one NSSA Champion, and was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2010. He had just recently retired from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks where he had been a shooting instructor. He was a very talented shooting instructor. Classes under the world Champion shooter were often compared to receiving free golf lessons from Tiger Woods, and many took advantage of them. John was an avid bird hunter and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He had many friends and followers. He will be greatly missed by all.

John is survived by his three sons: John, Jeremiah, and Jacob Satterwhite. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Tyler, Mariah, Nicole, Grace, and Kayla Satterwhite.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Christian Center in Three Forks, Montana. He will be buried in Willow Creek Montana.