John Bohon

John Wayne Bohon, 71, of Staples passed away October 2, 2016 at his home.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. 

John was born May 28, 1945 in Sedalia, MO to Emmit and Anna Mae (Ferguson) Bohon. He attended country school in Sedalia through the eighth grade and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam. He worked for Consolidated Freightways in Kansas City, MO and retired from there after 30 years. John enjoyed all of the Missouri sports teams: the Royals, Cardinals and Chiefs; fishing, hunting, playing pool, gardening, being outdoors and working with his hands. He especially enjoyed watching his son wrestle in high school. He moved to the Staples area 17 years ago, where he made many friends.

John is survived by one son, John (Lindsay) Bohon II, of Cedar Rapids, IA,  Stephanie Bohon of Aurora, CO; two grandsons, Blake and Dylan; two brothers, Bill (Bonita) Bohon of Lawson, MO and Bob (Balinda) Bohon of Warrenton, VA; three sisters, Mary (Gary) Ware of Grass Valley, CA, Margaret (Paul) Ray of Lee’s Summit, MO, Linda (Cecil) Gerke of Sedalia; one brother-in-law, Bill Thurman; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Della Krause, Dorothy Swarfford Labus, Ruth Ann Thurman and infant twin sisters.

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