In Memory

John Koontz - Class Of 1973


  John Koontz
(July 23, 1954 - February 11, 2015)
John Koontz

Mr. John Edward Koontz, 60, of Lebanon, passed away Feb. 11, 2015, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, IL. John was born July 23, 1954 in Indianapolis, a son of the late Joseph and Opal (Baugh) Koontz. He married Tracy Buckingham on Sept. 1, 2000. She survives.

John graduated from Thorntown High School in 1973. He was a purchasing agent for Midwest Aircraft.

John enjoyed golfing, watching the Indianapolis Colts, vacationing and socializing with many of his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy; children Andy Koontz of Lebanon and Jamie Lawton of Indianapolis; siblings Rick (Carolyn) Koontz and Donna (Mike) Hankins all of Thorntown, Steve (Shelly) Koontz of Lebanon and David (Fortunada) Koontz of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Gary Koontz and Janet Koontz Lanpher.

Family and friends will gather Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 for visitation from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and services will be held on Monday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. John will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 2520 Elisha Ave., Zion, IL 60099 

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05/13/15 07:49 AM #1    

Dennis Maddox (1973)

I always looked up to John. He was really good in sports, outgoing and popular at high school. The funny thing I remember about John was his walk. He carried himself different than most, like a wrestler sort of. My condolences to his family, I am sure he was a great husband and father.

Dennis Maddox

09/14/15 01:25 AM #2    

Terry Alan Carr (Carr) (1968)

John was such a nice young man, I am saddend to hear of his passing. The whole Koontz family was very kind, and i always thought John and Rick were alot alike. Rest in Peace John, you deserve it.



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