Thomas Channell

October 28, 1924 - January 1, 2014

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Sunday, January 5, 2014 5:00 PM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home


Sunday, January 5 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home

DUE TO WEATHER FUNERAL SERVICES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 AT 5:00 P.M. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Thomas J. “John” Channell, 89, of Urbana, passed away, Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born October 28, 1924 in London, OH, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Laura Bell (Fitzgiven) Channell.

John was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. He was Army veteran of WWII serving in the Blue Devils stationed in Italy.

He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie (Steve) Yurasek of Marysville and Peggy (Jim) Cushman of Mechanicsburg; his sons, Tom (Bettie) Channell of Bellefontaine, John W. Channell of Urbana and Don (Cindy) Channell of Louisville, KY; his grandchildren, Lisa (John) Yates, Leslie (Jon) Goodman, Angie (Scott) Arthur, Emily (Derek) Hess, Lori (John) Milliron, Kati Channell, Michael Channell, Bill (Mallory) Kiser, Jimmy and Donny Cushman; his great grandchildren, Joe and Jeff Yates, Mason and Gradyn Hess, Hallie and JR Goodman, Brielle and Brodie Milliron, Isaiah Channell, Matthew and Andrew Arthur, Poppy and John Kiser; and many nieces, nephews, and special family friend, Betty Casey of Mechanicsburg.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Thelma A. (Ream) Channell.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2014 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 in the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana. Serving as pallbearers; Bill Kiser, Michael Channell, John Yates, Jon Goodman, Scott Arthur, Derek Hess, John Milliron, Joe Yates, Jeff Yates and Donny Cushman; honorary pallbearer; Jimmy Cushman.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, 42 N. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Frank & Debbie Carmazzi - Jan 4, 2014

Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad. May his soul find peace and joy as he is reunited with loved ones that passed before.
Debbie and Frank Carmazzi

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