John Thomas Feightner

February 05, 1934 ‒ August 25, 2008

Howard, Ohio

John Thomas Feightner, age 74, of Floralwood Drive, Howard, passed away on Monday August 25, 2008 at his home. He was born on February 5, 1934 in Lorain, Ohio to the late John and Myrle (Berry) Feightner. John was a graduate of Lorain High School and shortly after graduation he joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War where he was a member of the 24th Infantry Division of the 34th Regiment. He received a Business Degree from Bliss College, a Bachelors Degree in Social Psychology from Park College and a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology from Xavier University. John worked as a training administrator for General Motors before retiring in 1987. Upon retirement John served as a professor for North Carolina State University. He attended the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and had been an Ordained Disciple of Christ Elder.

He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen A. Feightner of Hilliard, Ohio, a son, John W. (Lori) Feightner of Utica, two grandsons, Jonathan and Jacob Feightner, a brother, Richard (Connie) Feightner of Piqua, Ohio and a sister, Janice (Otis) Keller of Springfield, Missouri.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Rev. Dr. Connie Feightner and an infant sister, JoAnne Feightner.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. Rev. John Hood will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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