John, a native Memphian, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis with a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Management.
John and his wife Patricia (Patsy) have been married for over 60 years and have two sons. Their son, Terry Zoccola, is a retired Colonel of the United States Army Rangers, and their son, Willliam Zoccola, is a founding member of the Mason Zoccola Law Firm, PLLC.
John was a Managing Partner for Zoccola Kaplan, PLLC, Certified Public Accountants for over 20 years. He was also a Managing Partner of the Memphis office of the national Certified Public Accounting Firm of Alexander Grant & Company for more than 15 years. John continues to serve as Governor and Chief Manager for Zoccola Investment Advisors, LLC.