John Thomas Feightner, 74, of Howard, Ohio, and formerly of Vandalia, died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at his home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Hood officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Mound View Cemetery. Visitation was to be held from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Memorials: Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 43050.
Mr. Feightner was born on Feb. 5, 1934, in Lorain, Ohio, the son of John and Myrle Berry Feightner.
He was a graduate of Lorain High School and shortly after graduation, he joined the Army. He served during the Korean War with the 24th Infantry Division of the 34th Regiment. He received a business degree from Bliss College, a bachelors degree in social psychology from Park College and a masters degree in industrial psychology from Xavier University. He worked as a training administrator for General Motors before retiring in 1987. Upon retirement, he served as a professor at North Carolina State University. He formerly served as the program manager for the Vandalia Main Street Program, while his wife, the Dr. Rev. Connie Feightner, served as pastor of First Christian Church in Vandalia. He attended Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and was an ordained Disciple of Christ elder.
He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen A. Feightner of Hilliard, Ohio; son, John W. Feightner and his wife Lori of Utica; grandson, Jonathan and Jacob Feightner; brother, Richard Feightner and his wife Connie of Piqua, Ohio; and sister, Janice and her husband Otis Keller of Springfield, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and infant sister, JoAnne Feightner.