John Violet

June 9, 1941 - May 31, 2021

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John H. Violet, 79 of Springfield, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center.

John was born June 9, 1941 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, the son of the late Charles H. and Opal (Jordan) Violet. He was a 1959 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. John served his country in the United States Army. He drove trucks in the Army and after he was discharged he continued driving trucks for 43 years. He visited every state except Alaska. His interests included Sprint cars, Benjamin Franklin & Aviation. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting the National Air Force Museum in Dayton. He had a strong work ethic and a great sense of humor. He could be incredibly stubborn but had a gentle and loving spirit. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be dearly missed.

John is survived by his son David Smith; sister Dorothy Moore and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Dolores (Wood) Violet; his son Morton Smith and his siblings, Don Violet, Mike Violet and Pam Nixon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg, Ohio with Pastor Dave Cox officiating.

Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Sue Vilsack - Jun 8, 2021
I am so sorry to hear this and just learned of Dee's passing last year. John and Dee were such wonderful people and their presence will be missed in this world.
Kathy Knisley Landes - Jun 4, 2021
Heaven has gotten a very special angel. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Kathy Knisley Landes - Jun 4, 2021
Heaven has gotten a very special angel. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Robin Fry - Jun 3, 2021
My heart goes out to all of you. He was always a voice of wisdom and a joy to talk to. God bless you John. Robin Fry
Dennis Hall. Chuck Winsor and Donna French - Jun 3, 2021
Our prayers are with you all during this time. We Love you all and wish we could be with you. God has a new Angel. RIP my friend.

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