John Wayne Armentrout, 53, of Fremont OH passed onward to heaven Tuesday March 24, 2015, peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones. Born May 31, 1961, the son of Jack & Maralyn (Higman) Armentrout, He was a 1979 graduate of Fremont Ross High School where he lettered in Football and Track for two years.
John had a special love for History, Football (especially Notre Dame), his namesake John Wayne, and the author Earl Hamner and the series The Walton’s. Because of that he also loved the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
He blazed numerous career paths for himself, before deciding to fulfill a lifelong dream of going to college. He attended Ehove, Lourdes College, and was a Suma Cum Laude graduate of Terra Community College. He studied to become a Paralegal, eventually working in Law Offices in Toledo and Norwalk for twelve years.
John is survived by his daughters, Jessica and Aliza Armentrout; mother, Maralyn Armentrout, sisters Peggy (Dan) Downing of Fremont, all of Fremont; Rebecca (Jamison) Price of Woodville; uncle, Harlan Higman of Placervillr, CA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Armentrout and his grandparents.
Visitation: Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Saturday, March 28, 2015; 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Sharp.
Burial: Faust Cemetery, Riley Twp, OH.
Memorials: Fremont Foundation, Attn: Don Paul Stadium, 1409 E. State St., PMB#124, Fremont, OH 43420