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John Thais Lemon

August 9, 1937 ~ April 8, 2020 (age 82)


John Thais Lemon, 82, of Vincennes passed away peacefully on April 8, 2020.  John was born in Vincennes to Carl and Olivia (Thais) Lemon on August 9, 1937 and was a 1955 graduate of Central Catholic High School.  John was known for his love of the outdoors and was active in shooting sports, hunting, and fishing, and was a long-time member of the Vincennes and Oaktown Gun Clubs.  John retired from the maintenance and engineering departments at Essex Wire after a nearly 40-year career and had previously worked at Blackford Glass.  John had a talent for working with anything mechanical and was known for his ability to repair everything around the home as well as repairing and even building firearms.

John is survived by his daughter Sandi Lemon of Indianapolis, IN; son Chris and his wife Sabrina of Evansville, IN,granddaughter Madeline Lemon and her mother MaNissa Coonboth of Evansville, and three step-grandchildren; Noah, Mary, and Gabi Gardner all of Evansville.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 49 years Donetta (Briner) Lemon.  

The family would like to thank all of those who genuinely caredfor him during his time of need with a special thanks to his wonderful neighbors Brett and Elizabeth Carter who were always there for him.

Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Vincennes Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Burial will be at a later date in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Due to (Covid-19) social distancing standards, please sign the online guestbook at 

Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Education Foundation, 229 Church St. Vincennes, IN 47591.


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