John C. McPherson, age 86, of Perrysburg, OH passed away on Monday, March 27, 2023, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo with his family near his side. He was born on August 28, 1936 in Bowling Green, OH to Lester and Loretta A. (Christen) McPherson. On June 6, 1959 he married Joanne K. Monroe in Bowling Green, Oh. John and Joanne raised 4 sons and celebrated nearly 53 years of marriage, before Joanne’s passing in August of 2012.
John worked as a teacher and basketball coach at McCord Jr. High School for 35 plus years. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dowling. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Bowling Green Falcons, Ohio State Buckeyes, Toledo Walleye and Mudhens. John was sharp as a tack, possessing a witty sense of humor. However, it was his family, especially his grandchildren that brought him the greatest joy.
John is survived by his sons: Jeff (Terri) McPherson of McClure, Jay (Katy) McPherson of Perrysburg, Jon (Kris) McPherson of TN and Joel (Becky) McPherson of Dublin. Grandchildren: Katy (Eric) Bissell, Kimberly (Chase) Muir, Annie (Erica) Lipstraw, Ryan McPherson, Kevin (Brittany) McPherson, Kyle (Tina) McPherson, Michael (Amanda) McPherson, Andrew McPherson and Grace McPherson. Great-grandchildren: Brooklynn, Josie, Lucy, Kamryn, Kinsley, Karsyn and Stella. Sister, Janet (Larry) Shaffer, sister-in-law, Jane McPherson, brother-in-law, David Monroe. In addition to his wife Joanne, he was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jim McPherson and sister-in-law, Karen Reynolds.
Family and friends will be received 4-7 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 West Main, Luckey, OH. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, April 7, 2023 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 22552 Carter Road, Bowling Green, OH. There will be additional visitation starting at 10 a.m., until time of services. John will be laid to rest with Joanne at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Bob Noble. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials take the form of contributions to: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at: www.marshfuneralhomes.com.