A funeral service celebrating the life of John A. Wolf, Jr., age 81, of Heath, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath, with Pastor Wes Humble officiating. Burial will follow in Jacksontown Cemetery where military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
John passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at his residence.
He was born July 27, 1937 in Coshocton, Ohio to John A. and Alice (Smaile) Wolf, Sr.
John was a lifetime member of The Ancient Order of Druids and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Coshocton #761. T the time of his death he was the acting president of the Buckeye Lake Eagles Aerie #2801.
John proudly represented his country by serving in the United States Air Force and had previously worked at Owens Corning as a short load operator for 31 years, before retiring in 1999. John loved camping and taking cruises to the Bahamas, visiting beautiful places like Antigua and Puerto Rico. Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson were a few of his favorite singers. He also liked watching old western movies starring John Wayne, singing karaoke, collecting model trains and American Eagle memorabilia.
He is survived by his significant other of 15 years, Rose A. Smith of Heath; a daughter, Kathleen K. Murray; a stepson, David R. Smith; three grandchildren, Brady J. Allen, Nikole L. Allen and Caitlin L. (Bella) Murray; four great-grandchildren, Thomas Myer, Stephanie Bowen, Abigail M. Allen and Cameron L. Allen; two nieces, Sherry and Michelle; sister-in-law, Arlene Wolf; and one nephew, Don.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Wolf; a sister, Helen Gray; and a great-granddaughter, Haley Dawn Allen.
Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath.
The Ancient Order of Druids will conduct services at 6 p.m. immediately followed by a service with the Buckeye Lake Eagles #2801 at 6:15 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the Wolf family with arrangements.
Kathy - I am very saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. He had such a kind, loving spirit. I have fond memories of Uncle Johnny and my Dad and their funny ways. I'm sure they are together in heaven now. Sending love and hugs. Sherry, Dave, Matthew & Emma.
Kathy, we are sad to hear of the passing of your Dad, our Uncle. Always a smile is brought to mind at the thought of him and his humor. He always had a way of making us kids feel included and not just rugrats. He loved his Mom so much that it brought tears when he spoke of her fondly. He is...
Kathy, we are sad to hear of the passing of your Dad, our Uncle. Always a smile is brought to mind at the thought of him and his humor. He always had a way of making us kids feel included and not just rugrats. He loved his Mom so much that it brought tears when he spoke of her fondly. He is now rejoined with her and his family. Oh boy are they having fun "shootin the shit." He'll be missed by many. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family as you hold each other tight during this time. All our love, Michelle, Rich & Courtney