March 31, 1932 - May 7, 2018

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

John Lewis Bodey, 86, of Urbana, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 31, 1932 in Champaign County, the son of Paul and Anna (Kizer) Bodey.

John attended Concord High School before he left town and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He loved building and fixing anything, and was Vice President of Bodey and Sons, Inc., where he was able to do just that. John was a devout member of the Urbana Church of Christ in Christian Union, but most of all, John's greatest enjoyment was spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 65 years, Deloris (Lewis) Bodey; his daughter, Tonya (David) Wampler of Venice, Florida; his son, Todd (Terrie) Bodey of Springfield; his grandchildren, Lauren Joy (Jonathan) Varner, Tyler David Wampler, and Tori Renae Wampler; great grandchildren, Jonathan, Carson and Zachary Varner; and several nieces and nephews.

John is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Charles, Richard, and Russell Bodey.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1121 N. Main St., Urbana, with Pastor Mike Grable officiating. Burial will follow in Honeycreek Cemetery, St. Paris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1121 N. Main St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

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The Blaine's - May 19, 2018
Todd so sorry for your loss of your father our condolences to you and your Mother and whole family hugs and prayers
Sally L. Johnson - May 9, 2018
Deloris, The Bodey and Johnson families formed a friendship which has lasted all these years. Amy and Bill and I are so grieved by John's passing and send our love to you and your children. Sally Johnson

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