John J. Etzle Jr.

Mr. John J. (J.J.) Etzle Jr., 65, lost his battle with cancer on Sept. 29, 2012.
J.J. is survived by his wife, Marcia Etzle; son, John (Maria) Etzle III; stepson, Michael (Julie) Johnson; grandchildren, Johnny, Katie and Sean Etzle and Connor and Matthew Johnson; four brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
J.J. served in the U.S. Army, with two tours in the Vietnam War. He joined the Chatham County Police Department in 1974 and retired in 2000.
J.J. was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and served in several official positions with the local Goldwing Chapter.
A celebration of life will be held at Strickland Funeral Home at 2460 Highway 21 in Rincon on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Savannah.
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Published in Effingham Herald from Oct. 2 to Nov. 1, 2012