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John Ora Hovermale, 84, of Bellaire, MI, formerly of Jamestown, IN, passed away on December 2, 2016.
John was born October 15, 1932 to the late Harry and Lucille (Woodruff) Hovermale in Jamestown, IN.
He spent all of his childhood days and most of his adult days in Jamestown, first graduating high school, and briefly attending Indiana Business College before serving his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 . Upon being honorably discharged, he continued his education at the University of Indianapolis.
On May 8, 1953 he married the love of his life Sandra Price. Together they had two sons, Doug and Gary. John was a member of the Jamestown American Legion and Masonic Lodge. John worked at Hovermale and Hedge International Harvester Dealership later becoming the owner of Hovermale Hardware Store. He was the co-owner and built Tomahawk Hills Golf Course along with his family. He and Sandra retired to Bellaire Michigan in 2000.
John enjoyed boat racing, NASCAR, playing shuffleboard, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived and missed by his wife Sandra, his sons; Doug (Susan) of Monticello, IN and Gary Hovermale of Bellaire, MI, his brother Bob of Pittsboro IN, his grandchildren; Kala Hovermale of Evansville, IN, Karley Hovermale of North Salem, IN, Ben Hovermale of Bellaire, Casey (Megan) Hovermale of Noblesville, IN, Cody (Stacy) Hovermale of Thorntown, IN and Kiley Wilkinson of Lebanon, IN. Also surviving and missing him dearly are his great grandchildren; Ethan, Stella, Sophie and Ori.
The family is planning a memorial service in the spring to honor the life of John.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories with the family.
The family would like to give a special thanks to caregivers Judy Hill of Bellaire and the Munson Hospice House Staff of Traverse City.
In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider memorial contributions in Johns name to the Munson Hospice House in Traverse City, Michigan.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on December 9, 2016
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