He was a well known photographer and also took pictures for the Shelbyville Dem. paper, a local history buff and genealogist. He was known for sleeping in cemeteries when ever he was doing genealogy research. He served in the Navy in WWII, Shelbyville Fireman from 1945-1977 and then served as a special officer with the Shelbyville Police dept., 50 yr member of F&AM No 28 and a member of the Blue River Lions Club. and National Rifle Association and associate member of FOP. He and Helen had 2 children that I know of John Robert Jr. and Anne E Brant.