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John Harold HORNBECK


News Death Notice

HORNBECK, John Harold 96, of Springfield, died Tuesday evening, September 24, 2013 in Oakwood Village. He was born on his family farm in London, Ohio on April 27, 1917, the son of the late Herbert and Clara Marie (Hull) Hornbeck. John graduated from South Solon High School in 1936 then moved to Springfield to work for Kenosha Auto Transport. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Following his military service, he worked as a master electrician at WPAFB, retiring in 1982, after 36 ½ years of service. In 1956, he participated in Operation Redwing atomic bomb testing at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. As well as being a charter member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, John was a Boy Scout leader, 4-H leader, a member of the Clark County Historical Society, and the American Legion. John will be remembered for his stories, his wonderful sense of humor, and his love of family. Survivors include his five children, Carol Sue (Thomas) Sherwood and their son, Ryan (Rachel) Sherwood, and their children, Madelyn and Eli; Joyce Ann (Dr. Lawrence) Rybarcyk and their daughter, Emily; John David (Rebecca) Hornbeck and his daughter, Elizabeth; Jeana Glo Baucant and her twins, Abigail and Ian and their father, Robert Baucant; and Mary Beth (Anthony) Townsend and their sons, Alexander and Aaron; a sister, Anna Lee Langlais; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jean E. (Baugh) Hornbeck and a granddaughter, Jill Sherwood. John's funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME with Revs. Merrill Mellott and Susan Kronbach officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A private family burial will take place at Paint Township Cemetery, London. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the outstanding nursing staff and Dr. Nha To at Oakwood Village Glaesner Care Center for the compassionate care given to John and his family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1545, Springfield, OH 45501 or Oakwood Village, 1500 Villa Rd., Springfield, OH 45503. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

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Littleton & Rue Funeral Home
830 North Limestone Street Springfield, OH 45503
(937) 323-6439

Published in Springfield News-Sun from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2013
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