Mr. John W. Pequignot, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:30 P.M. Sunday August 23, 2015 at his residence in Greenville surrounded by his loving family. John was born February 3, 1928 in Frenchtown, Ohio and the son of the late Ervin and Marie (Hartmeier) Pequignot.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Alma Patricia (Simons) Pequignot May 19, 2015. They were married December 29, 1951. Also daughter and son in law Jeanie and Jeff Hawley; brother and sister in law Dick and Gretchen Pequignot; Brothers in law Noah, John and Lawrence Simons, William Dues, Alfred Tobe, Joseph Dues, Louis Aselage, Jerry Brandts and Frederick “Barney” Imwalle.
John was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Elks Lodge, both of Greenville. He was a graduate of Greenville High School Class of 1945. He played football, basketball and baseball. He played football at Miami University for one season before enlisting in the United States Army in 1946. He started his career with United Telephone Company in 1949 until his retirement in 1983. He loved spending time with family and friends, which included many great vacations. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He never got tired of people being around him. He loved God, family, and friends.
John is survived by his children, Becky and Bob Empie, Johnny and Dawn Pequignot, Jack and Laura Pequignot, Jeff and Barb Pequignot, Rachel and Kevin Jones, Rhonda and Aaron Dorsten and Kay Pequignot-Davis; grandchildren, Kristyn and husband, Russell Shumway, Rob Empie, Bob and wife, Laura, Dan, Tiffany Hawley, Jenny, Mallory, Joe, John Pequignot, Emily and husband, Todd Clinehens, Jake, Amy Pequignot, Molly, Stephanie, Jason, Aaron Jones, Sam, Gabe, Jessica Dorsten, and Taylor, Alexa Davis; 6 great-grandchildren; brother Bob Pequignot, sister Margie Sink and brother in law Bob Sink; sisters in law Betsy Hilderbrand, Mary Dues, Genevieve Tobe, Lu Dues, Ruth Aselage, Catherine Simons, Evelyn Simons, Shirley Simons, Verdice Brandts and Phyllis Imwalle, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday August 28, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville where Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Greenville, Ohio.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com