John T. Henigin

Date of Birth

January 21, 1949

Date of Death

January 26, 2021

City of Death

Santa Barbara

John T. Henigin was the quintessential outdoors-man. From a young age he enjoyed anything and everything outside. Born in Oxnard to a family with 9 other siblings, then three more adopted, he moved around the country but always ended up back in the Santa Barbara area. He attended Bishop Diego High School and SBCC while working at Chuck’s Steak House, learning the perfect BBQ techniques. In his 30’s he opened Pronto Muffler in Oxnard. In his 50’s he transitioned to radio full time hosting Fish Talk Radio and Reel Fun Adventures, taking guests to Alaska and Mexico on fishing excursions. Along with his passion of all forms of fishing, he loved skiing, hunting and horseback riding. He was a long time member of Rancheros Vistadores, The Nature Center at Cachuma Lake, Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Art Museum and President of the Outdoor Writers Association. He also hosted Cork and Fork which helped share his passion for wine and cooking.

John is survived by his daughter and her husband Jennifer Housh and Patrick Housh, granddaughters, Evelyn and Chloe Housh, his brothers Patrick Henigin, Eric and Mark Romero, sister Yvette Romero, his long time friends Sandra Landers, Julie Isabelle, and many many friends and family all over the world.

A celebration of life will be held at a later time.

Donations in his name may be made to the Neal Taylor Nature Center


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