John F. Styer

February 18, 1929 ‒ May 16, 2008

Mount Gilead, Ohio

John F. Styer, 79, of Mount Gilead died Friday morning May 16, 2008 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born on February 18, 1929 in Marion, Ohio the son of the late Charles L. and Eunice (Barcus) Styer.

After growing up in Marion, John moved to Mount Gilead where he has lived for nearly 60 years. He was employed for H.P.M. as an erector for 42 years, until his retirement on February 28, 1991.

On November 23, 1967 he married Doris George in Mount Gilead.

John was in to various forms of woodworking. From the detailed carving of his daughters and nieces doll furniture to the much larger scale of helping build his home. No carpentry job was too large for him to tackle.

He also loved the peaceful solitude of the outdoors, spending hours in his gardens. John did not discriminate, having numerous flower and vegetable gardens.

In addition to his wife he will be missed by his daughters Susan Styer of Providence, Rhode Island and Judy George of Cardington; step sons Ken (Shirley) Fissell of Deland, Florida and Gene (Barb) Fissell of Ocala, Florida; grandchildren Grace, Tim, Annie, Donna, Shawn, Tonya, Ginger, Steve, and David; 10 great grandchildren; brothers Jack of Marengo, Robert (Bonnie) of Reynoldsburg, and Roy of Mount Gilead; sisters Anna Hankins of Johnson City, Tennessee, Patty (John) Graves of Reynoldsburg, Dorothy (Dean) Emmons of Cardington, Helen (Dale) Bowersmith of Mount Gilead and Jane (Ralph) Bartlett of Mount Gilead; sisters-in-law Pauline Styer of Mount Gilead and Ethel Styer of Mount Gilead.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two great grandchildren; his brothers Donald, Charley, and James; his sister Virginia in infancy; and his sister-in-law Phyllis Styer.

Friends may call on the family on Monday May 19, 2008 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Doug Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or American Heart Association, 5455 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.