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John Rex DeWeese Obituary

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John Rex DeWeese

Russiaville, Indiana

July 18, 1935 - June 7, 2024

John Rex DeWeese Obituary

John Rex DeWeese, 88 years old, of Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 4:25 am Friday June 7, 2024, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. He was born in Kokomo, IN, on July 18, 1935, the son of the late John Charles and Eula Lee (Brown) DeWeese. On April 26, 1978, he married Suzanne (Cox), and she preceded him in death on October 25, 2022.

John was a graduate of Forest High School. He worked as a maintenance manager of numerous apartments in Southern California until his retirement. He had the best sense of humor and always looked for ways to make others laugh. John was fascinated by nature, gardening, bird watching, and mushroom hunting. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He listened to Pastor Charlie and Pastor Toph from Abundant Life Church on a weekly basis. John enjoyed gambling, going out to eat at restaurants, watching the Kokomo Jackrabbits, going to car shows, visiting Highland Park, and traveling to Lake Tahoe with his wife, Sue. He adored his pet dog named Ginger. Tinkering, watching old Western TV shows,  watching football especially the Indianapolis Colts, and taking Sunday drives were some of his favorite past times.

John is survived by his daughters, Michelle Collins, Shellie (Joe) Hillis, Chevelle Heaton; stepchildren, Angela Yates, Jay Plaster; siblings, Gloria Young, Marilynn Haack, Marlene (Bob) Berry, Connie Moss; grandchildren, Brandon (Lehily Vieyra) Yates, Zach (Taylor) Graves, Brittanie (Dominique Small) Forsthoffer, Hannah Collins, Joe Hillis, Amber (Jake) Lipinski, Jeremy (Leslie) Hillis, Jason (Ashley) DeWeese, Joshua (Brooklyn) DeWeese, Jacob (Penny) DeWeese, Cara (Michael) Bergesen, Jessica (Blake) Granson, Desirae Heaton; 32 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; the mother of their children, Mary Gomez; sisters-in-law, Noreen (Ken) Cress, Pam Cataldo;  brother-in-law, Dale (Stormy) Gainer; and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eula DeWeese; sons, Timothy J. DeWeese, Mark A. DeWeese; wife, Sue DeWeese; siblings, Roma (Don) Heaton, Carolyn (Richard) Parker, Sharon (Jim) Inman, Billy DeWeese; brothers-in-law, Jim Young, William Haack Jr., mother & father-in-law, Earl & Jeanette Cox Sr.; stepson, Billy Plaster; sister-in-law, Norma Conklin; and brother-in-law, Earl Cox Jr.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all of his caregivers, especially Amber McKay.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 am to 1 pm Friday June 14, 2024, at Stout & Son Funeral Home – Russiaville Chapel, 200 East Main Street, Russiaville, IN 46979. Funeral service will begin at 1 pm on Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Toph Elkins officiating. A link will be available at the bottom of John’s obituary page online to view the funeral live at 1 pm on Friday. Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to Abundant Life Church.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Rex DeWeese hosted by Shirley & Stout, Hasler & Stout, Stout & Son Funeral Homes.

John Rex DeWeese, 88 years old, of Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 4:25 am Friday June 7, 2024, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. He was born in Kokomo, IN, on July 18, 1935, the son of the late John Charles and Eula Lee (Brown) DeWeese. On April 26, 1978, he married Suzanne (Cox), and she preceded him in death on October 25, 2022.

John was a graduate of Forest High School. He worked as a maintenance manager of numerous apartments in Southern California until his retirement. He had the best sense of humor and always looked for ways to make others laugh. John was fascinated by nature, gardening, bird watching, and mushroom hunting. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He listened to Pastor Charlie and Pastor Toph from Abundant Life Church on a weekly basis. John enjoyed gambling, going out to eat at restaurants, watching the Kokomo Jackrabbits, going to car shows, visiting Highland Park, and traveling to Lake Tahoe with his wife, Sue. He adored his pet dog named Ginger. Tinkering, watching old Western TV shows,  watching football especially the Indianapolis Colts, and taking Sunday drives were some of his favorite past times.

John is survived by his daughters, Michelle Collins, Shellie (Joe) Hillis, Chevelle Heaton; stepchildren, Angela Yates, Jay Plaster; siblings, Gloria Young, Marilynn Haack, Marlene (Bob) Berry, Connie Moss; grandchildren, Brandon (Lehily Vieyra) Yates, Zach (Taylor) Graves, Brittanie (Dominique Small) Forsthoffer, Hannah Collins, Joe Hillis, Amber (Jake) Lipinski, Jeremy (Leslie) Hillis, Jason (Ashley) DeWeese, Joshua (Brooklyn) DeWeese, Jacob (Penny) DeWeese, Cara (Michael) Bergesen, Jessica (Blake) Granson, Desirae Heaton; 32 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; the mother of their children, Mary Gomez; sisters-in-law, Noreen (Ken) Cress, Pam Cataldo;  brother-in-law, Dale (Stormy) Gainer; and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eula DeWeese; sons, Timothy J. DeWeese, Mark A. DeWeese; wife, Sue DeWeese; siblings, Roma (Don) Heaton, Carolyn (Richard) Parker, Sharon (Jim) Inman, Billy DeWeese; brothers-in-law, Jim Young, William Haack Jr., mother & father-in-law, Earl & Jeanette Cox Sr.; stepson, Billy Plaster; sister-in-law, Norma Conklin; and brother-in-law, Earl Cox Jr.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all of his caregivers, especially Amber McKay.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 am to 1 pm Friday June 14, 2024, at Stout & Son Funeral Home – Russiaville Chapel, 200 East Main Street, Russiaville, IN 46979. Funeral service will begin at 1 pm on Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Toph Elkins officiating. A link will be available at the bottom of John’s obituary page online to view the funeral live at 1 pm on Friday. Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to Abundant Life Church.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Rex DeWeese hosted by Shirley & Stout, Hasler & Stout, Stout & Son Funeral Homes.

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