John Alfred Embleton, Jr.

December 31, 1935 ‒ April 04, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

John Alfred Embleton, Jr., age 85, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.  Retired from Jack Maxton Chevrolet where he was a longtime employee.  Veteran U.S. Marine Corps.  Member of the V.F.W. Sunbury Post 8736.

John was a loving and devoted family man, who worked hard to care for his family.  He was especially proud of his children and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Sr. and Bessie M. (Kidner) Embleton; and step-father, Harry Yeamans; son-in-law, Ron Hall.

He is survived by loving wife of 62 years, Nina M. (Wood) Embleton; daughter, Debra Hall of Hilliard; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Kathy Embleton of Sunbury; grandsons, James Sharon of Fredericksburg, VA and Christopher Embleton; great-grandsons, James Thomas and Joseph William Sharon; best-friend, Joe Buoni; other relatives and many friends.

A John’s request, there will be no funeral services.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Embleton family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • so very sorry for your loss. Eric there are many fond memories of your dad. Deepest condolencenes to you and your family.

  • Debbie, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I hope that happy memories of him bring a smile to your face. Thinking of you and your family.

    Carole (Clouse) Leone

  • Nina, and family so sorry for your loss. I bought my first car from Jack Maxton , for I worked with Nina, at the telephone company as an operator, and Nina, was my supervisor on all nights. You two helped me out a lot in my young years.
    After retirement, lost contact with Johnny and Nina. He love his children very much ! I know they will miss him and the grandchildren very much!

    My Deepest Sympathy toNina and the family

    Dawna Kelly

  • I’ll miss you John and if I had to guess maybe one of the first things you might do when you clear the Pearly Gates is examine how well they keep the yards up there. I have a lot of great memories of the times I spent with John and others here in our Cheshire Rd neighborhood, they have been some of the best of my whole life.

    One of my best memories of John was always hearing him laugh, I’ll really miss that big laugh. You were a tough old bird and I hope to see you up there if they let me in!

    Dave J

  • Nina and Family:

    John was so special to many. I worked with John at Jack Maxton Chevrolet for many years and we kept track of with each other after leaving Maxton’s. I was always glad to see him with his great smile and attitude. John never had a bad word to say about anyone, ever, and if you needed any help, he was there. He loved talking about his family, his children and his grandchildren. Lots of fond memories. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Kathleen Stevens

  • Dear family,
    Condolences to you. He was a great asset to Sunbury and the Big Walnut Communiy. He will be missed.

  • Sorry for your loss. I worked with John at Maxton. They were good times then. I’ll miss Johns summertime visits.

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