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John E. TowellAugust 16, 1954 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 62)
John E. Towell, age 62 passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home in Portland. John was a 1972 graduate of Bryant High School. He worked for Pepsico in Kansas City, Missouri and retired from Tyson Foods in Portland in 2016. He retired after 22 years from the US Army where he served in Desert Storm. He was a member of the Portland American Legion Post 211.
John Towell was born August 16, 1954 in Jay County the son of Elvin and Nadine (Hoskins) Towell.
He was married in 2009 to Babs Kellogg.
His wife- Babs Towell, Portland, Indiana
1 Son- William Towell (wife-Ashley), Leavenworth, Kansas
2 Brothers- Harold Towell, (wife-Sandy), Portland, Indiana
Charles Towell, Geneva, Indiana
3 Sisters- Wanda Ballard(husband-Darrell), Parrish, Florida
Marilyn McCord (husband-Russell), Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Margaret Lane, Oceanside, California
1 Step Brother- Marvin Allen Towell Jr. (wife-Debbie), Portland, Indiana
His Father- Elvin Towell, Portland, Indiana
His Mother- Nadine Towell (husband-Marvin), Portland, Indiana
His beloved dog- Gizmo Marie
Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the Williamson and Spencer Funeral home in Portland.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home. Pastor Jeff Horsman will officiate the services and burial will follow in the Marion National Cemetery in Marion, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed to the Portland American Legion Post 211