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Saturday September 12th, 2020
10:00am - 12:15pm

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Germantown Union Cemetery
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John Marker

Marker, John W., age 59 of Franklin passed away unexpectedly on September 4, 2020. He was born in Dayton, OH to Eldon and Charlene (Wickline) Marker, graduated in 1980 from Miamisburg High School and worked at Carlisle Schools. John worked at Romar Skate Rink for 20 years as a skate guard, he enjoyed camping, and collecting guns and knives. John never knew a stranger, he loved being around his friends and family. John was preceded in death by his brother Bill Marker. He is survived by his parents, his best friend and devoted girlfriend Andrea Thorn, her daughters Jessica Thorn, Megan (Cody) Blackford, and grandson Huxley Blackford who all loved him like a father, and Andrea's father Elmer Briggs. He is also survived by his brother Eddie Marker and his sister Shannon (Rick) Wagner, brother-in-law Chris (Mel) Briggs, sister-in-law Tammy (David) Hanauer, nieces and nephews, Billy Marker, April (Bill) Madson, Cheyenne Wagner, Taylor (Danielle) Briggs, Cameryn Briggs, Keely Briggs, great nieces and nephews Joey and Wesley Madson, Jayce and Lynden Briggs, Caradee Briggs. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:30PM at the Germantown Union Cemetery, 11179 W Market St.  Germantown, OH  45327. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00-12:15 at the Arpp, Root & Carter Funeral Home, 29 N Main St. Germantown, OH 45327. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guests attending are asked to wear masks and follow the 6' social distancing rule.

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Spent all of my weekends for half of my life with John, Bill , Little John and Chris at Romar Skating rink. They were like family. John was always happy ( unless you made him mad..which i did once lol) i grew up with bad depression but he could always make me smile. It was an honor to know you sir, im proud to call you my friend. Thanks for the memories. You will be greatly missed. #GoRestHigh

Vicky Cook Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM

Always John and Chris's brother! Always happy and lively, the comedian we all needed and a hug always ready. When John C. and I were just dating John M and Chris went out and turned my little car sideways in the driveway by lifting it and turning it. They had a great time making fun of my little car. Time too short, We will always remember and love you John!!

Tira Corn Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to Johns family. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your families healing.

Tammi Morgan Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM

John was another brother to me, just as Eddie and Bill. We would spend time from sun ip to sun down hanging out up on the hill. When the major of Miamisburg said I needed one witness in order for me to marry tge love of my life john was my only choice. On the way to the majors house we stopped by Arbys and ask John if he would be my best man. Without hesitation he said yes, ask me when? When I told him know he just turn to his boss and said I am leaving, Fuji is getting married!! sorry I will not be able to attend the service, iam out of town on military duty.Going to miss you my friend, love always till we meet againFUJI

Dennis House Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

John always made others smile around him, & the kids @ school really liked him as well as the staff - he will be missed.... He was a good janitor, & always very helpful to the those of us working concession stand for the basketball games &/or doing TEAM football meals in the evenings if we needed anything.

Terri ChaneyBoy Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

I hired John about 25 yrs ago for an apt. maint. job and quickly became friends. John was one of the best employees I ever had work for me. I could always count on him, both at work and as a friend. As other people have posted, John had the biggest heart, always willing to help you out when needed. Love to give him a hard time about not being about to back their camper into a campsite. I could list so many memories. I moved to Indiana about 12 yrs ago, but he and I would texted every couple of months. I heard from him in July. We talked about the virus but that quickly turned to talking about our grandbabies. I never knew he had COPD. He never told me. Just a shock when Jessica called and told me he had passed.Me and my family would like to send our condolences to Andrea and the girls, and the Marker family.Dave Hansbarger and family

Dave Hansbarger Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

I'm sadden that we loss a great guy. I met John while we worked at TopGolf together. He told me stories about his school job and his family. He loved his family a lot. I will miss him a ton. He was like a brother to me.

Donald Arno Jr. Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

John was a grea co worker and friend. He will be missed greatly! He was nice to everyone and never met a stranger.

john mcdaniel Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family John will be greatly missed. I met John the night Mike and I met. He has always been a great friend.

Becky Swain Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

The Mays family is sadden to hear about John Passing he will be missed he was a great friend and always respected the Veterans when he visited The Veterans Memorial Museum. May the Family find piece and comfort in these hard times times

Justin Mays Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

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