Doxon, John Elmer
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Emporia, Kansas. Died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Newman Regional Health surrounded by his family. John was born March 8, 1921 in Formoso, Kansas the son of Charles Emery and Nettie Merle (Ellsworth) Doxon. During World War II, He served as a First Lieutenant in The Army Corps of Engineers, 44th Division, 63rd Battalion. He then taught math and science and coached for nine years in Jewell, Kansas and at Shawnee Mission (North) High School in Shawnee Mission. After teaching, he became an engineer for Western Electric. He retired from this career as a senior engineer for AT&T in 1984, in St. Louis, Missouri. John had two degrees from the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas and had attended Kansas University and Purdue University. He was a 60-year Mason, a member of Ball-McColm Post #5, American Legion, Emporia, Kansas and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7957. He was an avid golfer, loved to read, and enjoyed listening to all kinds of music. John married Venda Leigh Hunter on September 2, 1942 at the home of the bride's aunt in Hutchinson, Kansas. She survives of the home. Other survivors include: 2 daughters, Jana Leigh Knudsen and husband Wayne, Emporia, Kansas and Jo Ellen Dambro and husband Indy, Emporia; daughter-in-law, Kristine Doxon Hampshire, Lee Summit, Missouri; 5 grandchildren, John Doxon, Danielle Knudson, Katrina Doxon, Ryan Dambro and Megan Dambro; 3 step-grandchildren, Kent Knudsen, Kris Eckhardt and Linda Knudsen; 7 great-grandsons; and 6 step great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Doxon; 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
FUNERAL SERVICES 2pm Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the First Congregational Church in Emporia, Kansas. Pastor Andrew McHenry of the church will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8pm Friday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Interment will be in the Graceland Park Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska at 10am on Monday, November 12, 2012. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church, Paralyzed Veterans or Emporia Friends of the Library and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made through www.robertsblue.com. ROBERTS-BLUE-BARNETT
605 State St., Emporia, Kansas 66801
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2012