(WOODLAND) John Joseph Kara Jr., 76, of Woodland, formerly of Iowa and Georgia, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at his residence.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

A Pittsburg, Pa., native, Mr. Kara was born May 31, 1943, the son of John Kara Sr. and Sara Beck Kara. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served in Vietnam, was Catholic by faith, and worked as a welder for John Deere/Computer Tech AllMetal.

Survivors include his wife, Mona Whitt Kara of Woodland; two sons, Lenard Whitt (April) of Woodland and Jon Kara of Maine; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Jerry Kara. Mr. Kara was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Humane Society of the United States, c/o the Kara Family at 4830 County Rd. 64, Woodland, AL 36280.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.