John Wesley McDill, Jr.

December 03, 1934 - March 29, 2019

John Wesley McDill, Jr. of Boon died Friday, March 29, 2019 at his home. He was 84. John was born on December 3, 1934 in Levering, Michigan to John Wesley & Ella Marie (Olson) McDill and they preceded him in death.

Mr. McDill attended school in Michigan and later entered the United States Air Force and served for 4 years during the Korean War. After his service to our country he remained in New Mexico where he worked for the Alfalfa Growers Association and later moved back to Michigan and worked in the Flint area for a time. Later Mr. McDill became a Journeyman Roofer and worked for many years with various roofing companies as well as owning his own business and retired in 2002.

John was a member of the American Legion Post #94 of Cadillac and attended the Boon Baptist Church. He also was a member of the Roofers Local Union # 149-MM. He loved his dogs and other animals and enjoyed wood working and tinkering with things.

On August 14, 2004 in Boon, Michigan he married the former Evelyn B. Brigham and she survives him along with his children: Lita (Tim) Reser of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Chris McDill (Becky Pfaff) of Longmont, Colorado, and Johnnie Lynn McDill of Cadillac; 3 step children: Cheryl (Charles) Keene of Newport News, VA, Sheila (Ron) Deering of Boon, and Joyce (Douglas) Little of Hampton, VA; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 6 step grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; a brother, Gerald (Carol) McDill of Tawas, MI and a sister, Shirley Behrns of Flushing, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, John Wesley McDill, III.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 (Today) at the Boon Baptist Church with Pastor Melvin Matchinski officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the services at the church. John’s final resting place will be Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 94 of Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.


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