A true patriot and a man of many talents, John served our country in the United State Marine Corps during the Korean War. After his service to his nation, John has entertained millions for nearly 60 years with his impersonations, most notably John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Frank Fontaine’s “Crazy Guggenheim” and several other “old school” Hollywood stars. He has performed in venues all over the country including Caesar’s Palace, Vegas World, Imperial Palace, Boom Town and several stage productions in Las Vegas. John has also performed at the inauguration of George W. Bush, 40 shows at the convention and has done over 250 TV and radio commercials. He moved to Branson in 2004, and has been performing and entertaining ever since. Most of all, John loved his wife and children and was proud of his service to his country. He will be missed by his family, his fans, and all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
John is survived by his wife of nine years, Joyce Wain of the home; four sons: Jason LeBlanc and wife Dawn of Ft. Worth, Texas; Marc LeBlanc of Massachusetts; Kevin LeBlanc of Florida; Chris LeBlanc of Massachusetts; a daughter, Andrea LeBlanc of Massachusetts; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene and Bernice; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of John’s life will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Friendly Baptist Church in Branson with Pastor Monty Dunn officiating. Inurnment with full military honors will be held at a later date at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the John Wain Memorial Fund c/o Branson Bank.