John Joseph Hahn
John Joseph Hahn was born on March 2, 1944, in Canton, Ohio to John Earl and Betty Jane Barker Hahn. He passed away on February 14, 2018, in Galveston, Texas at the age of 73.
John was a fifth-generation brick mason. He began his career in masonry as an employee of Pruitt & McFall Masonry of Dallas, Texas, from 1963-1969. He continued his career in masonry at the newly formed partnership of Merritt & Hahn from 1969-1977.
In 1977, John’s father opened John E. Hahn & Sons Masonry, where he continued to work until the company closed in 1989. There are numerous works of art in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that were built by this family-owned business. John’s two favorite jobs were the famous Las Colinas clock and the stone work at Restland Cemetery, which include the beautiful waterfall. Each of these projects were built with the hands of John and his brothers.
John purchased the first of several bars he owned in 1983, which was known as Big John’s Timber Tap. It was at this bar that he raised money each year for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy. Each year, Big John’s would host ‘Halloween for Muscular Dystrophy’, where thousands of dollars were raised for this effort.
In 1990, John went to work for MBC Construction of North Richland Hills, Texas, where he served as the Superintendent until 2003.
John was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and loved bowling, pool, darts, hunting, fishing and his favorite, drag racing at Yellow Belly Speedway in Dallas.
John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children; son, John Hahn of Defiance, Ohio; daughters, Laura Collier of Bullard, Texas and Amanda Conway of Fort Worth, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews; two brothers, Dwayne Hahn, of Plainfield, IL and Gregory Hahn, of Sachse, Texas; two sisters, Carol Luther of Wylie, Texas and Dixie Hahn of Sachse, Texas; two paternal step-aunts; Becky Sue Hahn Teal and Mary Darlene Hahn, both of Ponder, Texas.
For those who choose to do so, the family encourages donations to be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association in John’s memory.