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John Henry Shriver


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696

John Henry Shriver, age 73, of Patriot, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. He was born July 15, 1949, in Dayton, Ohio to the late John L. and Goldie (Smith) Shriver.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta (Kiser) Shriver, whom he married on September 20, 1969; two sons, John “Jay” (Dana) Shriver, of Gallipolis and Eric (Angie) Shriver, of Patriot; one daughter, Sasha (Jay) Stout, of Bidwell; two brothers, Ed (Jeanetta) Shriver, of Thurman, and Frank (Stephanie) Shriver, of Patriot; two sisters, Barbara Rucker, of Patriot and Marsha (Mike) Scott, of Grove City; five grandchildren, Chase, Jena and Ashtin Shriver, Jayden Shriver and Levi Stout.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Shriver; brother-in-law, Larry Rucker; two infant grandsons, Joel John Timothy Shriver, and Bowen John Phillip Shriver.

Pallbearers will be Jay Shriver, Eric Shriver, Jay Stout, Chase Shriver, David Rucker, Danny Rucker, Jason Shriver and honorary pallbearer, Levi Stout.

John was always willing to help family, friends and/or neighbors, and was willing to teach the younger generation the “tricks of the trade”. John’s calling in life was being a fabricator and machinist. He learned and became an expert at his craft. He taught his sons, Jay and Eric many skills to be able to fix anything, or when all else failed, bring it to him to be fixed. He and his daughter, Sasha, liked to look for unique rocks on the property. He liked to talk and tell stories, sometimes over and over. It was hard to leave his presence because he would say “what’s your hurry?” He owned and operated Jackson Machine and Fabrication for many years before his son, Eric bought the business. John continued working for Eric at Shriver Machine until his death. He had a hard time expressing his love, but he dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren, son-in-law, and two daughters-in-law. He enjoyed working and tinkering in his garage, mowing grass, taking Gator rides, watching westerns, and eating candy, especially chocolate. John loved to work the fields. His passion was plowing to get ready for planting season, whether it be to plant tobacco, a garden full of vegetables, Indian corn, pumpkins or gourds, you could find him on his tractor with his umbrella. He didn’t always know how to express it, but he was proud of his five grandchildren of their accomplishments.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 5-8 PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will be held 1:00 Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at the funeral home with Roger Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Gallia Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to


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