John O. DeBoard, 78

John O. DeBoard, 78, of Wabash, died at 5:43 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in his Wabash home.  He was born March 4, 1942 in Van Lear, Ky., to Willard and Beatrice (Kilgore) DeBoard.

John married Eulagene Hager on July 31, 1965, at Lancer Baptist Church in Lancer, Ky. He was a United States Army veteran. John obtained his Associates Degree from Lincoln Tech and worked at GenCorp until his retirement. He enjoyed collecting coins, golfing, fishing, basketball, and reciting the Bible. 

In addition to his loving wife of 55 years, Eulagene, he is survived by his son, Christopher DeBoard of Wabash; five grandchildren, Nicholas Allen Amann of Fort Irwin, Calif., Robert Michael (Sarah) Snyder of Wabash, Ashley Nicole (Jared) Grossman of Lafayette, Madisyn Taylor DeBoard of Logansport, and Greyson Michael DeBoard of Wabash; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (Evelyn) DeBoard of Thelma, Ky., Glen (Shirley) DeBoard of Wabash; and his sister, Brenda (Mickey) Erdell of Lexington, Ky.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Michelle Leigh DeBoard and Deborah Lynn Owens; sister, Charlotte Rattliff; brother, Jimmy Wayne DeBoard; and sister, Mildred Schouborn.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 5-7 pm Monday, November 16, 2020, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2020 Nov 13