John E. Damon, 89, of Bellevue, rode away into the sunset for the final time on his John Deere tractor, Thursday, November 12, 2020.
He was born on July 7, 1931 to Andrew John and Luella (Hodge) Damon in Battle Creek.
John served in the United States Army from February 6, 1952 until January 26, 1954, attaining the rank of Private First Class.
John was a longtime farmer in Convis Township, while also holding down jobs roofing with his Uncle Maurice Hodge, Agri Sales in Charlotte and retiring in 1996 from Atwood Automotive in Battle Creek.
He could be seen at many auctions, buying and selling. Wednesday was stockyard day and Elaine would never know what he was going to unload out of the stock trailer. John always had stock at the farm, raising beef and pork for his many customers as well as chicken's, rabbit's and duck's. Menard's was the place to go, John loved the good buys and the rebate checks. He will be missed by Elaine, Daisy, Kit Kat, Big Boy and Wiggle Worm.
John is survived by Elaine, who has lovingly been by his side for 30 years; his step-children, Darrick Douglas of Battle Creek, Teresa (Brent) Jones of Battle Creek and Heather (Cedrick) Hawthorne; his siblings, Denny Damon of Marshall, Maxine (Don) Collins of Olivet and Sue (Paul) Coats of Bellevue; his sister-in-law, Mickey Damon and an army of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary, his parents, his sister Betty Harrison, his brothers; Robert, Kenneth and Wayne.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Austin Cemetery in Convis Township.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Fountain Clinic in Marshall, Oaklawn Hospice or to Paws Ability Animal Rescue in Olivet.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 205 N. Elizabeth St. Bellevue, Michigan 49021. Please visit https://kempffuneralhome.com
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