John W. Echelberry

John W. Echelberry

SHELBY: John W. Echelberry, age 69, of Shelby, Ohio passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Hospice House of Ashland, Ohio, after a long illness.

He was born August 30, 1944 in Shelby, Ohio to Robert and Alice (Shawberry) Echelberry. He graduated from Plymouth High School and had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. John retired from MidWest Industries, was a volunteer firefighter for Shiloh Cass Township and was a member of the Shiloh Legion and Plymouth Lion Club. He enjoyed his family, OSU football, deer hunting, spending time in Florida, and took much pride in the care of his lawn.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Vickie (Wallen) Echelberry; two children, Errin Echelberry and Amber (Dan) Mount; two grandsons and four granddaughters, Zach Glorioso (Fiance', Ariel Moore), Olivia Simmons, Sarah Simmons, Victoria McCarthy, Lexi Mount and Austin Mount; brother, Robert (Ilona) Echelberry; and sister, Wilma Miller; sister-in-law, Betty Echelberry and many other loving family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Echelberry.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to the or to Hospice of North Central Ohio.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral Home

Secor Funeral Home
35 Railroad St Plymouth, OH 44865
(419) 687-4431

Published in the News Journal on Sept. 4, 2013