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John D. DeShong

McConnellsburg, 60


John D. “J.D.” DeShong, 60, McConnellsburg, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at his residence.

He was born in McConnellsburg, August 4, 1961, the son of the late Mary A. (Harford) and Thomas A. DeShong. He was the husband of Linda D. (Hess) DeShong, whom he married May 10, 1996.

He served in the U.S. Marines, was a member of the McConnellsburg American Legion Post 561, Fraternal Order of Eagles 4274 in Harrisonville, Harrisonville Sportsman’s Club and Fulton Honor Guard. He was still employed after 30-plus years at Mellott Co. in Warfordsburg, as a heavy equipment service mechanic. He enjoyed socializing, playing tickets, hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step-son, Shay Hess, New Kent, Va.; brothers: Thomas E. “Ed” DeShong, McConnellsburg, and Darrell C. (husband of Debbie) DeShong, Jacksonville, N.C.

He was preceded in death by brothers: James R., Timothy M. “Mike” and Phillip Lee DeShong.

A memorial service will be held June 26, 2022, at 2 p.m., at the McConnellsburg American Legion Post 561 with Jeremy Fletcher officiating. There will be a visitation held one hour prior to the service at the Legion.

Arrangements were made by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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