Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 8, 2013

John Lee VanHorn Jr. - 1978-2013

ASHLAND — John Lee VanHorn Jr., 34, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his residence.

He was born March 26, 1978, in Ashland, a son of John Lee VanHorn Sr. and Colleen Spears VanHorn of Westwood. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Lotice Spears; his great-grandparents, Willis and Anna VanHorn; and a cousin, Christina Lynn Spears.

John was a graduate of Fairview High School and attended Tunnel Hill Freewill Baptist Church. He worked as a diesel mechanic and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Cristy Bohannon VanHorn of Ashland; three children, Austin Blake VanHorn, age 13, Chad Lee VanHorn, age 8 and Kaylynn Elise VanHorn, age 4; a sister, Tish Ann Malone and her husband, Christopher Ryan Malone, of Kitts Hill, Ohio; nieces Alexis Jordyn Conley, Sydney Nicole Conley and Kodeigh Ann Malone; nephews Hunter Conley and Christopher Ryan Malone; grandparents John and Joetta Keeton of South Point, Ohio, and Glenda Bocook of Westwood; and a host of loving extended family members and friends who were very special to him.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Sheldon Wheeler. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.

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