Johnny DeMoss

October 31, 1961 ‒ January 25, 2016

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Johnny DeMoss, 54, of Bellville passed away Monday morning, January 25, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

The son of Jerry and Marie (Rief) DeMoss, Johnny was born October 31, 1961 in Augsburg, Germany.

On February 23, 1982 Johnny married Lisa Wolfgang and the two remained Bellville residents.

Johnny worked for MCF Industries as a machinist.

Encouraging and energetic, Johnny loved sports and enjoyed coaching his children.  He coached traveling softball, volunteered as pitching coach for the Clear Fork Lady Colts softball program and assisted in coaching the Lady Colts varsity soccer team as well.  Johnny also worked the chains for the Clear Fork varsity home football games.  An avid collector, he collected knives, model cars and an assortment of other items.

Friendly and kind, Johnny could also show his ornery side by playing practical jokes.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Lisa (Wolfgang) DeMoss of Bellville; son Michael (Lora) DeMoss of Bellville and daughter Christina (William) Porter of Bellville: grandchildren Madison, Aiden, Nicholas, Eloise, and Alaina; half brother Frank Martin of Germany; step brother Deiter (Heidi) Fuenfer of Michigan; sister-in-law Sandra (Tom) Armstrong and brothers-in-law Ronald (Katie) Wolfgang and Gary Wolfgang; as well as nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 1-3 pm & 5-7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 am.  Pastor Ruth Douglas will officiate and burial will follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery.

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  • So sad to hear this! Truly one of the kindest spirits ever and an amazing coach and father. Thinking of you all.

  • So sorry for your loss. John was a blessing to anyone who knew him. His actions were sincere and his generosity was profound.

  • Lisa. Michael and Christina, We are so sorry for your loss. Johnny was a special man and friend. He will be missed by many. All our love, Steve and Kim Ocheltree.

  • So very sad to hear the news of John passing. I had just learned he was sick. What a great man, the world will not be the same without him. God Bless all of you and may the pain of missing John be dull compared to all the beautiful memories you have made as a loving family.

  • So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I am very sorry to hear of Johnny passing away. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. He was a genuinely nice man and had a real zest for youth athletics. The CF Valley was blessed with his patience, encouragement, and talent with many of our children.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about this. How tragic. Love y’all! Prayers!
    Kim and Kirstin Knapp

  • I am so very sorry for your loss! Johnny always had a smile ready and was truly a kind and generous man. He will be missed by many! My prayers go out to you all!

  • Johnny always meant well and made me laugh, ALOT. Did alot for his family, I as a young man was grateful for that. Always involved and spoke his mind and followed his heart. God will get a kick out of him and he definitely will be missed. Off to a better place and I will miss you bug guy. My heart and prayers go out to Lisa, Christina, and Michael. Your big guy cousin is here for ya. Love ya!

  • Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all and hold you in his arms in the days ahead and all that follow. Hugs and much love to you.

  • I am so so sad to hear of Johnny’s passing, and my prayers go out to his family. I will always remember him from my days with Clear Fork soccer – kind, gentle, with a good sense of humor. So sorry for your loss, and for the loss of our community.

  • So sorry for your loss. I seen him everyday when we brought Madison home from school. How she loves her papa John. Prayers and hugs to you all.

  • We were so sad to hear about John. We always enjoyed talking to him at the softball games. He sure was knowledgeable about and loved the game. Our thoughts are with your family.

  • Lisa. Michael and Christina

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love – Debbie, Jeff, Christina, Jeremy and family

  • We are so sorry for your loss. My daughter jessica jones loved playing softball for him. Prayers to you all.

  • So sorry for your loss. Heather told us yesterday and I was in shock. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. John was an amazing guy and a wonderful coach. He was taken too soon, but in the time he was on this earth I know he mad a big impact on many lives through his positive attitude, kindness, and encouragement. He will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Lisa and family I am truly sorry for your loss. God holds a special place for those who gives so much to all around them. John is just that man. He gave his all to all that wrapped themselves around him. Love to you all. May God watch over you all.

  • Lisa, Michael, & Christina; I am so sorry for your loss. John was such a great, fun, loving family man. I will never forget all the time he put into coaching not only me but so many others. He will be deeply missed. Love and prayers to you all!

  • We are deeply sorry to here this news,we both worked with him at GI,he was a very nice guy,had alot of good laughs with him,deepest sympathy to you all you are in our prayers hugs to all of you.

  • Lisa, Michael & Marv: I’m so, so sorry for your loss. John was an incredible coach: always good for a laugh and a smile, and able to wrangle a bunch of teenage girls on the field (which is obviously no small feat). Keeping you all in my thoughts.

    Kate Miller