February 19, 1948 - June 12, 2019
Age 71, of Elijah York Road, Rossburg, passed away of natural causes early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019, at the Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio. He was born February 19, 1948, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late James and Eva (Yates) Lore. On June 1, 1976, in Biloxi, MS, Johnnie married Jean (Overman) Lore who survives. Also surviving are three of four children: John David & Rita Lore of Wilmington, Joseph Dale Lore (dec.), Jenni Westcott & Corey McGaughy of Spencerville and John Thomas Lore of Greenville; three grandchildren: Skyler & Jake Bergman, Desiree Parrish and Brianna Short along with two great-grandchildren, Dixie and Liam Bergman; four siblings: Ilene Brannigan of Wheelersburg, Bertha & Roy Williams of Lucasville, Freddie & Helen Lore of St. Marys and Robert Lore & Becky Caudell of Wapakoneta; sisters & brothers-in-law: Mary Lore of St. Marys, Carl Williams of Lucasville, Paul & Becky Overman of Fort Loramie, Marty Jutte of New Bremen and John & Melody Overman of Sidney as well as numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by seven siblings: Dorothy Lore (at infancy), Lewis Lore, Earl & Thelma Lore, Walter & Betty Lore, Bessie & Jimmy Russell, Minnie Williams and Louise Canter and a brother-in-law, Ken Jutte.
Mr. Lore was a US Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War. He served in active duty nearly two years and received four Bronze Service Stars. He was retired from Midmark Corporation in Versailles where he had been a welder more than 25 years. He was a member of the Midmark 25 Year Club, the Greenville VFW and the Ansonia American Legion. Johnnie enjoyed working on cars and racing sand rail buggies. He was also an avid motorcycle traveler. He visited all fifty states; touring the inland states via motorcycle.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, June 17, 2019, at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie with Pastor Jack Lore presiding. Friends may call Monday 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Gehret Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or charity of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com