John W. Mowery Sr. age 85 of Forest, died September 24, 2020, at Fox Run Manor Nursing Home in Findlay, OH. He was born February 15, 1935 in Hardin county to the late Donald and Hattie (Messenger) Mowery. On January 23, 1954 he married Bonnie J. (George) Mowery and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by four children, John (Lynn) Mowery Jr., Kenneth (Karen) Mowery, Kathy (Jim) Hicks all of Forest and Brenda (Mark) Weber, Mt. Blanchard. John also has sixteen grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, a brother Merle (Connie) Mowery, Forest and a sister Dolly Essinger, Mount Blanchard. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Tracy, and brother Charles Mowery.
John graduated from Dola High School and served his country as a Sargent in the United States Marines. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Upper Sandusky, OH and was a supervisor at Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. for twenty-five years. He also was owner/operator of Mowery Electric in Forest.
Much time was spent traveling, camping, boating at Indian Lake, spending winters in Florida and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, September 28, 2020 from 3-7 and Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 10-11 am. with funeral service to follow at 11 am at Clark Shields Funeral Home, 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH 45843. Burial will follow at Hueston Cemetery, Forest, OH.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Fox Run Manor and Laurie Lawrence for the excellent care they provided.
Masks and social distancing are encouraged