John Joseph Axman

February 28, 1931June 25, 2012

Axman, John J. “Johnnie”, 81, of Louisville passed from this life on Monday June 25, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired carpenter with Philip Morris after 28 years, and a member of SS. Simon & Jude Catholic Church. He was a volunteer for meals on wheels, spent countless hours working in his garden, workshop and walking at the walking track. He also enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Reelfoot Lake with family and friends, along with his family vacations to Myrtle Beach, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary and August Axman; brothers, Martin and Charles; and a sister, Nadine. He is survived by his wife of 61 years the former Jean Stevenson; children, Laura Lorenz (Kurt), Doug (Sandra), Dave (Carol); and grandchildren, Steven, Danny, Leanne, and Kerrie Lorenz, Tyler and Casey Axman, and Owen Axman; sister, Mary Scanlon; and a brother, Urban Axman. A mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Saturday at SS. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 4335 Hazelwood Avenue, with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Thursday and 12-8 pm Friday at the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd. We would like to thank our daughters-in-law, Carol and Sandra for the loving care they gave him during his illness. Memorial gifts may be made to, Hand in Hand or Mass of the Air. Online condolences may be left at,


  • Visitation Thursday, June 28, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, June 29, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Mary Beth Lykins (Howard)

July 4, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Axman. He was such a funny man. I was at a chevrolet dealership getting my car worked on a few years ago, when I heard a man start asking if this was the ford dealership. I knew, even though I had not seen him in 30 years, that it had to be Mr. Axman. May the happy memories help you through this difficult time.

Cathy Wise

July 2, 2012

My condolences to the Axman family. It has been a long time since I have seen you guys but I still look back with fond memories of camping with you all. John was the perfect "camp master". So sorry to hear of his passing.

July 2, 2012

Our prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Mr. Axman had a unique sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest! Remember all the Good Times you shared together.
Mark, Suzanne and Dustin Fowler

July 2, 2012

Jean, we just got back in town and I saw the obituary in the paper. I am so very sorry for your loss.I remember you always talking about "Johnnie". You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat Reed Wheeler

Carl Alexander

June 30, 2012

Doug, I am so sorry to hear about your Father passing. I lost mine in 1999 and not a day goes by that I do not think about him. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.

Gwen Stevenson

June 29, 2012

Aunt Jeannie, So Sorry I couldn't make it.Love you guys,you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Freda Reed

June 29, 2012

Dave I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You and your family will be in my prayers

June 29, 2012

Doug & Sandra,
I just happened to see this sad notice in the paper this afternoon. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my heart and prayers as our Almighty Father is gaining another angel.
Love to all,
Angie Johnson

Ron Allison

June 29, 2012

Doug, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was just a wonderful man. I learned a lot from him as I am sure we all did. I let John Ford know and he sends his regrets. Johnny made all of us smile as I'm sure he will in his new place with another carpenter we all pray to, our Lord. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

stan fitch

June 29, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.