MOUNT VERNON — John C. Reep, 86, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
John was born May 11, 1924, in Altoona, Pa., to Paul Edward Reep and Jane (Stumme) Reep. He served in World War II in the South Pacific as a U.S. Navy medic assigned to a Marine infantry unit where he received a Purple Heart for his service to his country. John had been employed in the construction trades as a brick and block mason and retired as a building inspector for the Fairfield Alabama Housing Authority. John was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Hill Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his children, Peggy Jo Reep, Paul (Kathy) Reep and Karen Specht, all of Orlando, Fla., and Ralph (Suzanne) Reep of Deltona, Fla.; stepchildren, Robert (Sandy) Hall and Wanda (Curtis) Biggs, both of Birmingham, Ala., Jack (Rattana) Hissong of Thailand, Terry (Pam) Hissong of Mount Vernon and Britt (Desiree) Hissong of Jacksonville, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brother, Gerald (Betty) Reep of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and his special friend, Maxine Park of Centerburg.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by wives, Mary Agnes (Silveria) Reep, Virginia Hall Reep and Marjorie Hissong Reep; a brother, Paul Edward Reep Jr.; a sister, Hazel Cermak; stepson, Earl Hall; and granddaughter, Melissa Haynes.
Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Jackson Memorial Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Hill Church, 535 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send a private online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John C. Reep.