Friend of the Month

John Deas is a native of Long Island, NY. In 1993, he and his family moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia and has been a Friend of Hairston Park since 2018.

John’s actions speaks volume, he always greets those he meets with enthusiasm and is willing to roll up his sleeves and help wherever and whenever help is needed. Not only has he been picking up trash in the community long before he became a part of FOHP’s cleanup up committee, he recently joined Central Dekalb Volunteer Cleanup Crew in 2020.

He is compassionate and is concerned about the well-being of others. He volunteered for more than 5 years for  Big Brother Big Sister organization and also served as a tour guide for Stone Mountain Park.

John and his beautiful wife Patricia have been married for over 49 years, they have 1 child, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grand. John loves walking the parks and recently found a new hobby in gardening where he proudly harvested a 16 inch cucumber. John celebrated his birthday July 1st.
This month, we honor John.