John Kevin Cash was born August 31, 1976, in Atlanta, Georgia. He knew from a very young age that he was interested in the fire service. He grew up in and out of the firehouse, as his dad was a battalion chief for Clayton County Fire Department. He loved to take a ride in the battalion car with his dad or ride along on a call. He looked up to his dad and wanted to follow in his footsteps.
As Kevin got older, at age 14, he was excited to be part of the Clayton County Fire & Emergency Explorer Program. The program cemented his love of firefighting and his desire to make it a career. He then began the fire academy with Clayton County and became a volunteer for the City of Jonesboro. After a brief period of helping to take care of his sick mom, Kevin would go on to begin a full-time position with the City of McDonough. He was a dedicated firefighter/EMT at this department for 19 plus years. In August 2004, Kevin married his wife, Jana. Five years after being married, Kevin and Jana became a fire family of three when they welcomed their baby girl, Abby. When Abby was a toddler, Kevin and Jana decided that she would be a stay-at-home mom. With that decision, Kevin began working a second 24-hour shift at City of Roswell. Kevin was honored to be a member of this department for five plus years. He loved his family, and his ultimate desire was to provide for them. This second shift allowed him that opportunity.
First and foremost, he devoted his life to Jana and Abby. When he had time off, they loved going to the Smoky Mountains and Walt Disney World on family vacations. When at home, he enjoyed spending time playing games with Abby.
He committed his life to service through his beloved career of firefighting. Kevin passed in the line of duty at Roswell Fire on January 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Jana, and daughter, Abby. Jana and Abby continue Kevin’s legacy by supporting their Roswell Fire family.