On July 1st 2016 our lives changed forever. Our handsome son John Dolliver was tragically taken from us in a
mva as a passenger in that car.
John had just graduated in May 2016 from Lindsey Thurber Comp High School with dreams of being a heavy duty mechanic. John had a wealth of knowledge from mechanics to hunting, both In which he was very passionate about.
John was always very shy growing up and into his teens but that did not stop him from showing kindness and being kind. John did not judge and was always there when anyone needed a helping hand or just a listening ear.
Johns passion for 1st Gen dodges was very strong so strong he traded straight a crossed the newer reliable truck we helped him buy for his first 1993 1st gen that had definitely seen better days, his plan was to fix this up but that all changed when a driver failed to yield and run him down thus writing off his pride and joy.
This is how he acquired the truck that through many hours (600+ in fact), his friends and family rebuilt in his memory. John and his dad had plans on starting this just before he died and his friends knew of these plans, so by coming together everyone started to put out the ideas they remember John talking about. From there a list was compiled and the rebuild began
Once the rebuild was completed we wanted to do more, a scholarship in Johns memory came to lite, John was unable to live his dream and because of that we wanted to help someone else’s dream come true That’s where the idea for the John Dolliver Memorial Scholarship Fund came to us. We wanted to make sure this scholarship could be awarded for years to come so that’s where the idea came up to host an annual show and shine to tell his story and showcase his truck that we were all so proud of and to make sure he would never be forgotten.
Along this journey our paths have crossed with other bereaved parents whom now hold very special places in our hearts.
We have been blessed to have so many people come together for our family, for Johns memory, to support us and at times put their lives on hold to keep this Scholarship going and the fund raisers successful.
To everyone we say thank you for helping keeping our boys memory alive.
With Love and Gratitude,
Scott, Tammy and Brianna