September 1, 2013
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 9/5/2013 16:00:00
John W. Echelberry, age 69, of Shelby, Ohio passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Hospice House of Ashland, Ohio, after a long illness. He was born August 30, 1944 in Shelby, Ohio to Robert and Alice (Shawberry) Echelberry. He graduated from Plymouth High School and had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. John retired from MidWest Industries, was a volunteer firefighter for Shiloh Cass Township and was a member of the Shiloh Legion and Plymouth Lion Club. He enjoyed his family, OSU football, deer hunting, spending time in Florida, and took much pride in the care of his lawn.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Vickie (Wallen) Echelberry; 2 children, Errin Echelberry and Amber (Dan) Mount; 2 grandsons and 4 granddaughters, Zach Glorioso (Fiance’, Ariel Moore), Olivia Simmons, Sarah Simmons, Victoria McCarthy, Lexi Mount and Austin Mount; brother, Robert (Ilona) Echelberry and sister, Wilma Miller; sister-in-law, Betty Echelberry and many other loving family members.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Echelberry.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or to Hospice of North Central Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Murray and I send our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. We shall miss John’s friendship. It’s our sincere hope that happy memories of a devoted and truly wonderful husband, sweetheart,father, grandfather and friend will lift your spirits in the days to come. We shall think of John with a smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs from us both!xoxo
Our prayers are with you Vickie. John always made the yard look great. A visit to Ohio was never complete without a visit to john amd you.
Dear Vickie, I was sad to hear about John. You and your family are in my thoughts. I had the opportunity to know both of you. You as a former classmate (Class of ’68) and John as far back as I was old enough to remember anyone. One of my fondest memories was when John let this then 16-year old drive his new ’67 SS Camaro. Still makes me smile! RIP John & God bless your family.
Vickie, you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vickie and family, I am sorry about your loss of John. I remember him standing on the sidelines of the football games cheering on the Big Red. My prayers and sympathy.
Vickie and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I could’ve came this evening, but I was working. You’ve all been in my prayers this week. Much love ?
Cassie, RN (Shelby Hospital)
Vickie and family so sorry for your loss. I worked with John what a great man he will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP John.
Errin, Amber and family…I am so sorry for your loss. John was a good man! He will be missed by many. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
Vicky and Family deepest condolences for your loss during this difficult time. Heaven has another angel, RIP John.
Vickie and family, you have our deepest sympathy. John was a very loveable man and we shared many good times with you both in Florida. May Gods strength get you through this very troubling time. Peace be with you!
The world has lost a great man, he will be sadly missed. John always new how to cheer you up if you were feeling down, and had a sense of humor that made people laugh out loud! Vicki And family I am so sorry for your loss.
With Love and Prayers – Sandi Sammons (Keene) Peterson
So sorry for your loss, John was a coworker of mine and many others and was such a great man. I had the pleasure of sitting with him and visiting during the Plymouth festival and it was like old times at work just sitting and joked around. He certainly will be missed by all who knew him, our prayers are with you all
WE ALL WILL MISS LITTLE JOHN AND HIS WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOR.
CURT AN D DIAN ARE COMING TO BAGLEY TODAY AND MIKE AND BARB GLORIA AND I WILL ALL HAVE MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR JOHN ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
STAY STRONG AND WE WILL SEE YOU IN FL
We both worked with John. He will be missed by many. May God give you strength in the days ahead.
Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd
Dear Vickie, Errin & Amber,
I am so very sorry to hear about John. I remember some really good times with you all at Marine City. You have my deepest sympathy and you will be in my prayers.
Take care and God Bless,
Vickie, you have my deepest sympathy.
Rest in peace my friend
I love you daddy! I wish everyone would have known you the way I knew you. All teddy bear ?