John  Ancarrow
John  Ancarrow

Obituary of John Ellis Ancarrow

John Ellis Ancarrow III, age 51,  passed away unexpectedly September 8th, 2021 at his home in Melbourne, FL. He was born on December 8th, 1969 in Newport News, VA to John (Jay) E. Ancarrow, Jr. and Kaaren Gearhart Ancarrow of Yorktown. He spent his early childhood in York County, VA and later moved with his family to Elm Grove, WI. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Minnesota, finally settling in Melbourne FL where he started a family of his own and built a successful tattoo business. 
In addition to his parents, John is survived by his wife Asta, son Drew, sister Heather Ancarrow (Adam) and niece Ella of East Troy, WI, his aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. 
With a contagious laugh, and an open and accepting heart, John had a talent for making friends wherever he went. He loved to spend time with his friends, skateboarding, surfing and listening to music; especially the Grateful Dead. His true passion, however, was his art. John was an amazingly gifted artist and Illustrator from a young age. From the stock cars he sketched at the kitchen table as a young boy, to the 1000s of living canvases he inked over his career as a tattoo artist, John’s creativity lives on in his art. With a loving soul and a kind-heart, he will be dearly missed.

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Friday, October 15, 2021
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1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, United States
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