June 21, 2024

John P. Montgomery, 82, of Athens

John P. Montgomery, 82, of Athens, passed away Wednesday December 9, 2020, at Holzer of Gallipolis. Born January 8, 1938, in Gallipolis, he was the son of Francis and Freda Harvey Montgomery.

He was a  U.S. Air Force Veteran, and retired from G.T.E.  He was a member of K.T. Crossen American Legion Post 21, Albany V.F.W., Athens AMVETS, the La Societe’Des 40 Hommes E+8 Chevaux, Grand Lodge F & AM of Ohio, and Albany Lodge #723.    

John is survived by his daughter Melanie (Richard) Reeve of Albany, grandchildren Michael (Elizabeth) Reeve of Albany, and Rebecca Reeve of Fort Defiance, AZ.; a brother Billy F. (Linda) Montgomery of Bremen, Ohio, and sister Sela Montgomery (Chris) Fannin of Jackson, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Alberta Snowden Montgomery, grandson Travis Richard Reeve, and sister Barbara Montgomery Eisenhart.

Services are at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Carrie Ator James officiating. Burial will be in Temple Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers you may send memorial donations in John’s name to Rutland High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 135, Rutland, OH 45775. you may sign his register book at www.bigonyjordanfuneralhome.com