John W. Moxley

May 16, 1948 - August 2, 2020

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John W. Moxley Sr., 72, of Urbana passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana, Ohio.

He was born May 16, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio. John was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines Corp. For over 20 years, John worked in construction specializing in concrete. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, shooting pool, watching movies and fishing. John was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns. He loved his grandchildren, especially watching them play ball.

John is survived by his children, John "Wesley" Moxley, Westina Anna Irene Booth, Anthony "Pooh Bear" Tolliver, Kellie Johnson and Shaneka Cobb ; his grandchildren, Mahoganie,Monica, Mahnik, Isabella "Bella" Moxley, Kenadi Ann Lowe, Brendyn Moxley, Chalony, Anthony Jr. and Qmylah; his siblings, Cynthia, Gregory and Tommy as well as several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, William Robert and Bertha Irene (Cooper) Moxley; his siblings, Belinda, Carolyn, Margaret, Norma, Vicki and Michael Moxley

Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office. The use of face masks is required.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 12-1 pm on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Herschel Byrd officiating.

Burial will follow Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

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


vickie eubanks - Aug 10, 2020
My heart is Heavy !! I just lived this man.. Buddy and I used too talk with him every time we seen him !! Always about Cleveland Browns... Rest easy our friend
Toni Williams - Aug 8, 2020
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 My sincere condolences to the Moxley family on your loss. He was my mom Patricia’s neighbor at Messiah, so I would see him and chat as he was coming and going. I will miss seeing him zipping around on his motor chair with his Cleveland Browns flag waving in the wind.
Mike Rogan - Aug 6, 2020
To Wes & family, your dad & I shared a lot of great times together. I will miss him greatly. He was a good man with good heart. God bless you & your family during the hard time.
Vincent Family - Aug 6, 2020
Wes,Tony and family, Our family was so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember John fondly from Wes and Poo's little league days. May you find peace and comfort. Blessings
Linda Dean-Secretary at Mercy McAuley Center - Aug 5, 2020
Loved your DAd Wes... We would say GO BROWNS every time we spoke. He will be missed.
Hugh Tiffany Roberts - Aug 5, 2020
To the family of John WesleyMoxley. I am so sorry for your loss. I too miss Wesley like a brother. We spent most of our high school days together along with my cousin Lloyd Stewart (Bugs) to the family. Like Wes, I too am a Marine and we crossed paths only once during Nam. That was at Camp LeJuene, NC. He told me to "keep my eyes open and the radio working". He will be missed. Semper FI my brother and Ooooh Raaahh!
Pamela Ragland - Aug 5, 2020
Especially to Wes, as well as the rest of Moxley Family, You have my sincere sympathies in the loss of your father. I know you will miss him a lot as the years go by. Just remember and cherish the times spent together. May God especially surround you with His love and peace during this bereavement period.
Sharon Burton - Aug 5, 2020
Wes & family, So sorry to hear of John's passing, he was a good friend and neighbor living in the Burg having so many good memories. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. John will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Patricia Brooks - Aug 4, 2020
Wes, my thoughts are with you and your family on the loss of John. I know you will miss him, and so will I. He was a fun neighbor at Messiah. He was always good for a laugh. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Be strong you will see him again one day. Read Revelation 21:3 and 4.
Robert Grace - Aug 4, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family from the Grace Family Byron,Ga.
Kristy Springhetti - Aug 4, 2020
I am beyond sad to hear of John's passing. I was lucky to be his caregiver for a year. All the shenanigans he got into will never be forgotten! He truly loved his family and will be missed by all.
Debra Moore - Aug 4, 2020
So sorry to hear of John's passing. We were fellow 1968 classmates at the Burg. My condolences to his family. RIP John🙏🙏
Paw'lla E. Lawrence - Aug 3, 2020
To the Moxley family. First let me say that I loved John Wesley like he was my dad. He and my mom grew up, across the street from each other and he was like part of the family. I pray that God gives you strength during this time and let His love comfort you. John Wesley was so funny and just great to be around. If he was there, you knew you were gonna have a good time. I will truly love and miss him.

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