John E. Bowersmith, 58, of Edison, Ohio passed away on April 19, 2022, of natural causes. Born on December 23, 1963, in Delaware, Ohio to Earnest E. Bowersmith of Mt. Gilead, Ohio and Janet L. Bowersmith of Edison, he was the youngest of 4 children.
While attending High School at Mt Gilead, John loved to play football and baseball, lettering in both as a freshman. He was a sports fanatic. Cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs was a favorite pastime.
After graduating high school, John enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and proudly served our country for 4 years being stationed in Camp LeJune and Okinawa Japan among others. Many friends and family enjoy souvenirs brought or sent to them from John which he lovingly chose.
Upon returning from his duties, John chose to be an over the road truck driver logging many miles and enjoying his time on the road. He met many new friends along the way and eventually moved to Texas for a few years before returning to Ohio.
John did enjoy lots of activities in his free time including poker with his favorite uncles, family and friends, other card games with his mom, Linda and Teresa, bowling on numerous leagues, going to casinos to try to hit big, playing and watching softball and pitching horseshoes. He most recently enjoyed watching college softball from his front porch while soaking in the sun.
As his mother is heartbroken, he experienced heartbreak as well when his only child, Justin, preceded him in death. Others to go before him were his grandparents Clem and Glenola Strohl and Warner and Helen Henry, as well as his uncle Dale Bowersmith whom he spent fun times with.
Left to cherish his memories are his parents, siblings Rick, Ernie and Connie, grandchildren Justin and Jamie and friend to the end Teresa, who made sure that he knew that his life mattered! His caring and fun personality left a mark on people all over the world including the awesome staff and friends at Star Center who took great care of him during the last few years. Thanks to all of you for what you do to improve the lives of others.
John would not want to be lying in a casket for all to walk by and mourn, therefore, there will be no services at this time. Our appreciation goes out to Gompf Funeral Homes for their assistance in carrying out his final road trip.
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