WARSAW — John Dennis “Johnny” Staser Sr., 79, of U.S. 36, Warsaw, died Nov. 16, 2010, at his son Jeff’s home.
He was born April 17, 1931, in Blissfield to the late Walter Charles and Alta Mertilla (Williamson) Staser. Johnny was a retired barber having worked many years at the Baugher-Staser Barber Shop in Mount Vernon and Staser’s Barber Shop in Warsaw. He was U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member and past commander of the Warsaw American Legion Post 634 with 55 years of service. He was a VFW member, member of the Warsaw Masonic Lodge 255, a former Jefferson Township Trustee, and he attended the Clark Township Baptist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Jody (Tim) Cox of Coshocton; three sons, John Staser Jr. of Warsaw, Jeff Staser and Jay Staser of Coshocton; a sister, Janice (Dave) Ulry of Upper Arlington; five grandchildren, Dr. John (Dr. Deborah) Staser, Joe Staser, Andy Cox, A.J. Cox and Ashley Cox.
He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn (Croft) Staser, whom he married Jan. 4, 1952; she died Aug. 30, 1997. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Shrimplin and Lila Garver; a brother, Edgar Staser; and a granddaughter, Aften Staser.
A public graveside memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw, with Pastor Randy Gardiner officiating. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council.
A time of food and fellowship for family and friends will be held following the service at the Walhonding Valley Fire Department in Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warsaw American Legion No. 634, c/o Gary Kilpatrick, 222 Cherry St., Warsaw, OH 43844; or the Clark Township Baptist Church, c/o Ruth Mullett, 30434 TR 25, Warsaw, OH 43844.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements. Visit www.fischerfuneralhome.com.