Neese, John (Dayton)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Reverend John Neese of Dayton, Tennessee went to Heaven peacefully Monday, September 4, 2018 surrounded by his family singing the hymns he loved. 

John served churches in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for almost 50 years, retiring in 2009. The passion of his life was preaching and leading people to Jesus by just loving them.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Hazel Neese; brothers, Randolph and Mason; sisters, Roberta and Nadine; daughter, Tracy; and grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua and Danielle.

Survivors include his loving wife and devoted partner in ministry, Louise; daughters, Connie (Tony) Ramsey, Gina Neese and Emma Morrison all of Dayton; sons, Richie (Reva) Neese of Lenoir City, Tn., Lee Neese and Joe (Kim) Neese both of Dayton; sister Fran (Bob) Hall of Roanoke, Va. and the delights of his life, his grandchildren, Benjamin (Kayla), Kolton, Katelyn, Alexis, Jasmine,  Hayley, Elijah, Angel, Tristan and Tapanga.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Ewing and Richie Neese officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 from 4-8 p.m.

Interment will be in Spivey Cemetery.

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