John Carl Theisen, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his precious Mary Jo on Thursday, January 21, 2010. He was born on March 10, 1926 in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Tech High School where he played on the football team in 1944 and 1945. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines and was a Mason. He was the owner of Theisen's Super Market, serving the West End of Atlanta for over 35 years. Mr. Theisen was an active member of Lilburn First Baptist Church where he served on the counting committee and sang in the senior adult choir. Mr. Theisen is survived by his son, John Theisen, Jr. of Lilburn; daughters, Jennifer Owens of Ball Ground and Jan DeFord (Keith) of Kodak, TN; grandchildren, Brandon Owens (Dana) of Ball Ground, Thomas, Lane and Breanna DeFord of Kodak, TN; great grandchildren, Gavin, Grant, Gabriela and Caden Owens, all of Ball Ground; sister-in-law, Audrey Buice of Snellville; and beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Lilburn First Baptist Church with Mrs. Susan Rumble officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lilburn First Baptist Church or to the Christian Broadcasting Network. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726