John Walter Switzer Jr., 94, Cynthiana, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at Cedar Ridge Health Care Campus.
He was born in Harrison County, Ky., June 13, 1918, a son of the late John Walter Switzer Sr. and Mary Frances ""May Fan"" Wiglesworth Switzer. He was a farmer and businessman, former owner of Harrison Tobacco Warehouse, and Edgemont Manor Nursing Home. He was a member and trustee of Cynthiana Baptist Church, and a member and past Exalted Ruler of Cynthiana Elks Lodge
He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel Rees Ashcraft Switzer, May 17, 2004.
Survivors include: his son, John Walter ""Buddy"" Switzer III and his wife Kim; his grandchildren, Codie and Sadie Mae Switzer; special friends, Al and Carol Martig; and several close cousins.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. in the Battle Grove Cemetery Meditation Building. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be David Sankbeil, Danny Fryman, Bobby Hendricks, Darrel Palmer, Harold Ray Hill, Bill Hicky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, The Kentucky Nature Conservancy, 114 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY 40502, or Helping Hounds Find Homes, 122 E. Pike St., Cynthiana, KY 41031.www.drakewhaleymccartyfuneralhome.com