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John A. Bethel

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc.

28 Harding Avenue

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740)286-2010

John A. Bethel, age 57, of Waverly and formerly of Jackson, Ohio passed away Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at his home in Waverly. He was born June 1st, 1959 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Peggy (Kearns) Rowe and the late Robert Bethel.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his step-father, Bill Rowe; sisters: Carla Bethel, Fran Bethel-Forshey, Jeannie Marshall (Brooke); a brother, Robert Michael Bethel; best friend, Chuckie Demint; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Bethel; twin brother, James Bethel; and brother, Timothy Bethel.

John was a graduate of the Jackson High School class of 1978. He retired from the United States Air Force as a firefighter after twenty years of service. He lived on the river and loved to fish.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 3pm at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Friends may gather from 2-3pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to or

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