John David LaFever
‒ January 10, 2020
John David LaFever, age 71, died Friday, January 10, 2020, in North Carolina.
John lived most of his life in Centerburg, OH. He was a 1966 graduate of Highland High School. He worked for forty-three years as a heavy equipment operator for Kokosing construction company, retiring in October 2009. John was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the U.S. Army. His best times were spent with family, and friends snowmobiling, motorcycling, boating, camping, drag racing and cruising, and he was known for his stories and sayings. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren, which were the light of his life. John was never idle, he was the go-to guy in the neighborhood, helping with a myriad of projects, loaning his tools and offering advice on the job at hand and life in general.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Linda LaFever of the home; daughter, Kimberly Sayers and husband, Dr. Ronald of Greenville, NC; son, John David LaFever Jr. and wife, Kate of Mount Gilead, OH; brothers, Jerry LaFaver of Mount Gilead, OH, Jim LaFever of Cardington, OH, and Jeff LaFever of Fredericktown, OH; grandchildren, Ian Sayers, Mason Sayers, Collin Sayers, Carlos Witherspoon, Austin LaFever and wife, Courtney, Allie LaFever, and Cash LaFever; and a great-granddaughter, Oakleigh LaFever.
Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, OH where the family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers the family asks memorials be made to the charity of your choice in John’s memory.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the LaFever family. Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.