Johnathan Mark LaFountain

Johnathan Mark LaFountain, 43, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2020. He battled depression and tragically took his own life.

He grew up in Pleasanton, California, and was a resident of Livermore. He was a sweet soul who brightened the lives of those lucky enough to know him. If you knew Johnny, you loved Johnny. You never smiled faster, laughed louder, or hugged harder than when you spent time with him.

He deeply loved his two teenage boys and spent his free time creating outdoor adventures with them.

All God’s creatures brought him joy, and he had many pets. He was an avid outdoorsman and motorcycle rider, street and dirt, which led to his nickname “J Wheelie.” He was also a talented artist, and family and friends often received one of his metal creations. Johnny lived life large and will be forever missed.

Johnathan is survived by his wife, Jamie; sons Mark and JJ; his father, father LaFountain; his mother Kerry LaFountain and her husband Jim Moore; sisters Aimee Ose (Scott) and Sara Brown (Matt); and his in-laws, Steve and Lee Anna Englebretson. The family’s hope is that being open about his suicide may encourage others to get help with depression or to cope with a similar loss.