John Lyman Messecar, 80, of Green Springs, OH passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Elmwood Skilled Nursing in Fremont. He was born on August 17, 1941 in Washington D.C. to Lyman and Ellen (Rice) Messecar. John graduated from Green Springs High School and then from Bowling Green State University. John married Ginger Henry in November 1991 and she preceded him in death in September 2008. He was a math teacher for Clyde/Green Springs School for six years and then became a Guidance Counselor for twenty-four years. John also managed Whirlpool Park for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Green Springs United Methodist Church and Lions Club. John enjoyed fishing and watching various sports but was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers.
John is survived by his children, Mark (Deb) Messecar, Fremont, OH, Todd Lyman (Jackie Larkins) Messecar, Green Springs, OH, Jenny (Don) Wilbur, Vickery, OH; stepchildren, Susan Barrick, Lori Welty and Debra (Doug) Champine; twelve grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 211 N Broadway St, Green Springs, OH 44836.
Service will take place on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: St. Jacob Cemetery
Memorials can be made in his honor to Green Springs United Methodist Church.
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