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John W. Salmon

d. March 30, 2018


Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the First Christian Church in Vandalia.


Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian
Officiating: Rev. Melvin McCaleb.
Music: Church choir.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Verdell Johnson, Verlyn Johnson, Jeffery Johnson, Gilbert Hooker, Kenneth Wheeler and Louis Connor.
Honorary pallbearers: Donnell Perkins, Roger Chatman, Donnie Chatman, Jamie Wheeler, William Wheeler and Ronnie Greene.

John Walter Salmon passed away at 4:57 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Westview Nursing Home in Center, Missouri. John was a lifelong Vandalia resident and attended Lincoln school in Vandalia. He was employed at Waters Furniture Store in Vandalia for 52 years, retiring in 2012. John was a long-time member of the Second Christian Church in Vandalia. He enjoyed playing cards, shooting dice, singing the Blues, dancing, horseshoes and fishing. John also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Born: May 24, 1943 in Vandalia, the son of Benjamin Louis and Edith Darlene (Bryant) Salmon.

Married: Barbara Jean Kerr in 1968 in Vandalia; she preceded him in death in 1988.

Survivors include: two sons: Andrea J. Salmon and Lynn of Jefferson City; Walter Warren Salmon Sr. and Angella of Vandalia; two daughters: Jenise T. Johnson of Vandalia; Johnetta E. Salmon of Mexico; seven grandchildren: Dexter Salmon, Shamaar Salmon, Sharea Salmon, Walter Salmon Jr., Bransen Salmon, Monte Ashcraft Jr. and King Ashcraft; one sister, Connie Salmon of Vandalia; two brothers: Michael Salmon and Kim of Vandalia; Donnie Salmon of Phoenix, Arizona; Aunt Elizabeth Shepard of Vandalia and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Barbara; three brothers: Benjamin J. Salmon, Earl Wayne Salmon and Wm. Louis Salmon.

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