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John Orval “J.O.” LeMay, Jr.

John Orval “J.O.” LeMay, Jr.

October 26, 2012

John Orval “J.O.” LeMay, Jr., 80, Russellville, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Russellville Hospital.

J.O. was a devout Christian, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all. He was a deacon at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church. He served as trustee of Belgreen High School in the 1960s, Alabama State Jurisdictional President of Woodmen of the World 2011-2012, Franklin County Board of Education 1968-1980, Local Chapter Woodmen President, 2009 Fraternal List of the Year Woodmen of the World, Local Chapter UAW Retirees Vice President, and a member of the Gideons. He retired from Ford Motor Company and also Tiffin Motor Homes.

The funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church. Officiating at the service was Bro. Dan Hindman. Burial was in Dempsey Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Almedia Marie Johnston LeMay; children, Zonnia Hovater, Lila Fuller and husband, Freddy, Johnny LeMay and wife, Teresa, Ted LeMay and wife, Angie, Tracy Malone and husband, Jamie, Dana Pollock and husband, Phillip; grandchildren, Bryan Fuller and wife, Angel, Emmy Hovater, Tabitha Blasingame and husband, Craig, T.J. LeMay and wife, Michelle, Mandy Kocisek and husband, Andrew, Erik Fuller and wife, Beth, John LeMay, Meagan LeMay, Kaleb Malone, Abigayle Pollock, Kage Malone, Ella Pollock; step-grandchildren, Cassie and husband, Trevor, Tyler and wife, Lyndsie; great-grandchildren, Hunter Fuller, Bo LeMay, Daniel Blasingame, Cade LeMay, Jaxon Kocisek, Matthew Fuller, Madalyn LeMay, Ethan Blasingame, Sara Beth Fuller, Ava Marie Kocisek, Lilly Kay Kocisek; step-great-grandchildren, Keaton, Hadley; siblings, Juanita Dempsey, West Memphis, Ark., Frank LeMay, Dexter, Mo., Talmadge LeMay, Russellville, Wanda Berggren, Kodak, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John O. LeMay, Sr.; mother, Tennie Gray LeMay; sisters, Verda Hester, Lennis Morris, Elawee Sparks, Opal Dempsey, Floy Jackson; infant brother and sister; son-in-law, Danny Hovater; and granddaughter, Paige LeMay.

The pallbearers were Bryan Fuller, Erik Fuller, John LeMay, T.J. LeMay, Kaleb Malone, Andrew Kocisek, Craig Blasingame, and Kage Malone. The honorary pallbearers were Bro. Flavis Puckett, Charles Ezzell, Donald Gober, Leland Shewbart, Dale Hester, J.C. Gober, Ronald Thorn, Gary Williams, Forbus Shewbart, Charles Spears, Dr. Terrance Hart and Dr. William Heaton.

The family would like to extend special thanks for the prayers, food, thoughts, visits and calls from our friends and neighbors. Also a special thanks to the EMS Service, Hospital Staff of both ECM and Russellville Hospital, Gentiva Home Health, Dr. Terrance Hart, Dr. William Heaton, Dr. Athanasuleas, and Dr. McCoy for your love and care of our family.