John McGinnis, 85

John D. McGinnis, 85, of rural Wabash, died at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at his home.  He was born Nov. 17, 1927 in Huntington County to Theodore and Mary (Matthews) McGinnis.

John was a truck driver, farmer and cared for racehorses.  He was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge #1195.  He enjoyed fishing, horse racing, and playing with his great-grandson.

He is survived by five children, Roger "Butch' McGinnis, Wabash, Tim McGinnis, North Manchester, Cheryl (Robin) Roberts, Brenda Hurlock, and Denise (Jim) Leep, all of Wabash; five grandchildren, Brad Roberts, Huntington, Coty Leep, Wabash, Jennifer (Ben) Bailey, Lagro, Jamie (Matt) Brane and Megan Hurlock both of Wabash; two great-grandchildren, Liam Brane and Brantley Leep, both of Wabash; girlfriend, Penny England, Mishawaka, and two sisters, Ruth (Leroy) Newman and Sandy Booth both of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul McGinnis and William McGinnis, and one sister, Kay Pierson.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Monday, Sept. 30,  at 10 a.m. with Guy Provance officiating.  Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville.  Friends may call 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is to The Family of John McGinnis.

The memorial guest book for John may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Sep 26