Richard E. Jayjohn

December 06, 1934 ‒ July 08, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Richard E. Jayjohn, age 84, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on July 8, 2019 at his residence. He was born on December 6, 1934 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Emmett and Ethel (Gray) Jayjohn.

Richard graduated from Hilliard High School and joined the United States Air Force shortly after.   He worked for International Union Elevators Local 37 in Columbus and retired after 42 years of service.

Richard was a member of the AmVets Post #95 and Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555 here in Mount Vernon. He loved to go deer hunting, watch horse racing and fix tractors.  Richard enjoyed tending to his garden and would spend many hours caring for it.  His greatest joy was being around his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his children, Timothy (Robin) Jayjohn of Fort Smith Arkansas, Matthew (Karen) Jayjohn of Mobile, Alabama, Teresa Jayjohn of Hilliard, Ohio; grandchildren, Mallory, Jennifer, Justin, Nicole, Tiffany, and Kachina; a brother, William (Dee) Jayjohn of Mount Vernon, Ohio; and a sister, Barbara Chesson of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Along with his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Jayjohn; a brother, Thomas Jayjohn; 2 sisters, Shirley Randall and Alice Glover.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

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  • To Tim&Matt& Teresa I’Am sorry for the loss of your father he was a good friend i will miss him. Rest in peace my friend!

  • Teresa, Tim and Matt, I extend all the sympathy my heart can hold for all of you. Your Dad was a wonderful man, person and human being
    He touched so many lives and hearts, he will not be forgotten. My best to all of you, your a wonderful family.

  • Prayers to the Family . He was a very special friend and will never be forgotten.

  • Teresa ,Matt and Tim. So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He fought so hard to keep living his life and you were there every step of the way to help. Love to you all, Linda and Dennis Lowe

  • Teresa, Matt, and Tim, I am so heartbroken to hear of the loss of your dad. Oh what memories I have. He was always a delight. You all are in my prayers. Love to you all

  • Teresa, Matt, and Tim,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ( Hammer ) was a great Family Man, who knew how to have fun!!!!!!!! I love how he tried to act mean all of the time, and really, he had a ( Soft Heart ). He will be missed.

  • Barbara
    I just read your brother’s obituary in the news paper and want to extend my sympathy for your loss. Losing a sibling is a difficult thing and I pray for peace for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • John (Hammer) was a very good friend always had a smile. Use to dance at the Moose with him , and may prayers go to the family at this difficult time, he was loved by many .

  • Teresa,Matt, Tim

    Fond memories of your dad. He was a good friend to my dad, Johnny.
    Both were jokesters when they were together. They had great times.
    My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  • I was saddened to hear the passing of “Hammer”. I used to work at the Duke and he used to come in and say things to embarrass me, and thought it was funny because I blushed!
    He brought in fresh vegetables all the time too, and he could always make me smile. Rest easy now Hammer! You will be missed!
    LuAnn Currier