FREDERICKTOWN — John K. Overholt, 97, of Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky.

John was born May 1, 1922, in Cincinnati, to the late Howard and Mary (Cathers) Overholt.

John was raised on the eastern shore of Maryland and had deep ties there. He moved to Ohio with Nadine and raised his family in Fredericktown. He spent the last four years at the Ohio Veteran’s Home as his health declined.

John proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Waterford Church of Christ and retired from Cooper Bessemer as a machinist. John was a strong, proud man who valued hard work and honesty. In retirement, his joy was his garden and planting spring flowers in his woods.

John is survived by his three children, Larry (Angie) Overholt, Kathy (Weldon) Hines and Chris (Janice) Overholt; eight grandchildren, Rachel (Jared) Hoffman, David (Stacey) Overholt, Maria (Jasdeep) Singh, Kellie Hines, Matthew Hines, Adam Hines, John Overholt and Ian Overholt; six great-grandchildren, Quinn Hoffman, Colin Hoffman, Natalie Hoffman, Donald Hoffman, Carter Overholt, Myles Overholt; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by two wonderful wives, Nadine and Marcella, and four brothers, Clarence, Ralph, Bill and Charles.

A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Those wishing to contribute to John’s memory may do so to the Ohio Veteran’s Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870, or to the Honor’s Flight Network Program, 175 South Tuttle Road, Springfield, OH 45505.

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