OBITUARY

John J. Read

October 8, 1922December 21, 2012
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John Jeremiah Read, 90, passed away on December 21, 2012. John was born on October 8, 1922 in Wapanucka, OK to Theodore Porter and Bessie (Stone) Read. John joined the United States Army, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, retiring as Lt. Colonel after 22 years of service. He was passionate about his work, never settling for doing any job 'halfway'. Cigar smoking, steak grilling, and spending time with his family were special to him. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Jackie, step-son Richard Thomas, brothers Porter and Stone. Survivors include his loving wife, Onetta of 30 years; children Jerry Read, Jeanne Wall, Linda Read and Jimmie Lene Read; step children, Tim Thomas and Sarah Thomas, grandchildren, Rance Read, Roxanne Ryholt, Judson Gamble, Jenifer Egelson, Kristin Kurtz, Samantha Thomas, Elizabeth Read-Romito, Chase Dolan and Caleb Thomas; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Baierlein and numerous nieces & nephews. John J was loved and respected by many too numerous to mention. Special thanks to the caring & skillful staff of McLoud NH and Centennial Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel. Full military honors will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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John J. Read

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Betsy & Olivia Baierlein

December 29, 2012

You made the world a better place. You were truly someone to look up to. Love, peace and God bless.

Ron Durant

December 28, 2012

Our Thougthts and Prayers are with You. Ron and Lisa Durant

Rita Estes

December 27, 2012

I was so sorry to hear about John. I can only imagine the sadness you must be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most sad time. Rita K. Estes

Danette Wolf

December 27, 2012

May the love of friends and family and memories stay with you all.

December 25, 2012

So sorry for your loss.

Dr. Karen Rattan

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