WALHONDING — John William Hanes, 78, of New Guilford Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at his residence.
He was born March 4, 1934, in Green County, to the late William Andrew and Dorothy E. (Henger) Hanes. He was retired from Columbia Gas Transmission and worked in the oil fields all his life. He was a member of the New Guilford United Methodist Church, member and past master of Wakatomika Lodge 108 F&AM, member of the Prospectors Association of America, Life member of the NRA, a former member of the Union Grange at Bladensburg, and a member of the Walhonding Rube Band. John thoroughly loved hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene (Mikesell) Hanes, whom he married March 17, 1956. Also surviving are a son, Timothy (Linda) Hanes of Dublin; two daughters, Terri (John) Barber of Utica and Tina Anderson of Mount Vernon; two granddaughters, Heidi and Kyra Hanes; two sisters, Ruth Ann (Don) Mason of Warsaw and Joy (Bill) Crawford of Coshocton; a niece, Ruth Staley of Dayton, Texas; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Lelievre; and a brother, Everett Hanes.
Visitation is Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. A Masonic memorial service will be held Friday at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a private graveside service Saturday at the New Guilford Cemetery, with the Rev. Monica Huntsman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Guilford United Methodist Church, c/o Steve Mizer, 23121 Township Road 371, Walhonding, OH 43843.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.