John Lewis Halsey, 74, of Columbus, passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Heritage House in Greensburg.
Born June 30, 1947, in Columbus, he was the son of the late Lewis and Norma (Chasteen) Halsey. He married Susan (Hunt) Halsey on December 9, 1973, at the Garden City Church of Christ in Garden City; she survives.
John graduated from Hauser High School in Hope in 1965 before serving in the U.S. Army from 1965 until 1968. He retired from doing maintenance for Walmart in Columbus after twenty years and had previously worked for Cummins Engine Company for ten years. John was a member and former Deacon and Elder of Shiloh Baptist Church in Columbus. He enjoyed watching sports, being outdoors, and spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife; son, Michael Halsey of Columbus; daughter, Karen Halsey of Anderson; sisters, Betty Goforth of Scipio and Nancy Elkins of Hartsville; grandchildren, Jonathan Halsey and Brianna Kimball, both of Columbus, and Braxton Halsey and Kaiden Myers, both of Taylorsville; and great grandchild, Jessica Likens.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service for John will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with Rev. Marcus Speer officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon with military graveside honors.
Memorials may be made in honor of John through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County.
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