John “Truck” Salley

January 01, 1954 ‒ May 12, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John “Truck” Salley, age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 12, 2015. He was born on January 1, 1954 to parents Stephen and Florence Salley, who preceeded him in death.

John worked with the developmentally delayed population for over 30 years and impacted thousands of individuals. He was also the proud president of the Defiant Crew Motorcycle Club Del-Mar Chapter.

He is survived by his loving children, Amber and Erik Salley.  A celebration of life event will be held at the family’s home on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John “Truck” Salley.

  • Words are always inadequate with such a sudden loss. Truck will always be remembered by his stature, but my fondest times were our conversations at national events or president’s council.

    He was a deep soul. Always concerned for his fellow man. Ready to forgive when others were not. Strong in his beliefs but open to discussion. Without hesitation offer the shirt off his back.

    He will be missed. He will be remembered.

    With love and Respect;
    Thomas Hawkeye Morrison
    Homestead, FL

  • Gonna miss You Brother. Not only were you a big man you were a great man & Brother too
    L&R for you and your family

  • I had the pleasure to know and work with John even though we worked in different departments within FCBDD. His passing is a loss to all of us who knew him in Early Childhood. John cared about the children and families he served and made helping them a priority. I could always count on John’s sage advice when a family needed help and I needed his opinion. He will be missed by many. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Erik and Amber,

    I send my deepest condolences to you. You are two wonderful people, with huge hearts. If there is anything I can do to help you now or really anytime, please let me know.


    Sean Sweeney

  • I worked with John related to providing services for FCBDD clients and their families. John was wonderful, and I am very sad at his passing…..way to soon. He talked about wanting to retire and spend time riding his motorcycle. We all would have missed him greatly if he had retired, but I wish he had that time to spend with family, friends, and his motorcycle. Wherever you are, John, I hope you are overwhelmed with joy and feel the love from all the people who knew you.

    Warmest condolences to John’s family and friends. I hope they find some peace knowing he had so many people in his life that cared for and loved him.


    Lynn Gay
    Upper Arlington, Ohio