Lebanon Reporter


April 29, 2014

John W. Nesbitt

Mr. John William Nesbitt, 90, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood, Lebanon.

John was born Jan. 17, 1924, near Terhune. He was a son of the now late Earl and Anna Desiree (McCoskey) Nesbitt.

Raised and educated in Boone County, John attended schools in Terhune and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1943. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. His active duty included one year in Europe and six months in the Philippines. Upon his return from the service, John lived with his parents in Sheridan, worked a variety of jobs and enrolled at Purdue University in Indianapolis, where he took drafting classes.

On April 4, 1959, he was married to Doris Irene Williams in Lebanon; Mrs. Nesbitt survives. They had spent 55 loving years together.

In 1955, John began working for Allison Transmission in Indianapolis in the drafting department. After 30 1/2 years as a draftsman, he retired in January 1986.

John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed sports, working at Allison’s in the drafting department, and being with his family.

He was a former member of the VFW and Eagles Club of Lebanon.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Nesbitt of Lebanon; two children, Robin Lynn (James) Bartel of Carmel and John David (Becky) Nesbitt of Gallipolis, Ohio; two grandchildren, John D. Nesbitt Jr. and Emma Nesbitt; two brothers, Earl Nesbitt Jr. of Sheridan and Frank L. (Virginia) Nesbitt of Lebanon; sister, Joan Stephens of Noblesville; and sister-in-law, Joann Nesbitt of Sheridan.

John was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Vaughn L. Nesbitt, James E. Nesbitt, Harold M. Nesbitt and Charles L. Nesbitt; three sisters, May Nesbitt, Roseanna M. Hawkins and Violet Nesbitt; and three sisters-in-law, Marilyn Nesbitt, Phyllis Nesbitt and Ruth Nesbitt.

Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers Chapel of Memories, with the Rev. Lynda Smith officiating. Entombment with military rites will follow at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Boone County.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.

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