John R. Alkire, 69

John R. Alkire, 69, of Coolville, OH, passed away August 18, 2022, at his home surrounded by family.
He was the son of Jennison and Verna Alkire.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Welch) Alkire; his daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Charles Forrider of Cutler; grandsons, Jessie and Zoey Forrider of Amesville, Chase Forrider and Fiancee, Valerie Hamm of Pomeroy and Landon Forrider of Cutler; great-grandsons, Lane and Zander Forrider; brothers, Roy (Judy) Alkire of Reno, Carl Alkire of Little Hocking and Terry (Sue) Alkire of Shreve; sisters, Betty (Earl) Coen of Frost, Peggy (Don) Young of Athens, Janet Owens of Coolville and Kitty (Bill) Church of Stewart and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Don Alkire, Robert “Bob” Alkire and Marie Taylor and a niece, Leslie Owens.

John was retired from the Athens City Schools and The Coolville Volunteer Fire Department, in which he volunteered for 27 years.

As per his request, there will be no funeral, but a Celebration of Life will be held at the Coolville Fire House on August 27 from 1-4 p.m.