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John Lemire

     John Lemire, 57, Findlay, passed away at 2:03 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the James Cancer Center, Columbus. He was born on Nov. 11, 1960, in Upper Sandusky to the late Rene N. and Roxanne (McCarley) Lemire.      He married Barbara Anne Lazza on May 7, 1982, and they were divorced.
   John is survived by his son, Kennedy (Melissa) Lemire, Findlay; his daughter, Jill (Jamie) Springer,  Carey; his brothers, Glenn (Jean) Lemire, Arlington and Michael Lemire, Findlay; his sisters, Karen (Floyd) Bryant, Texas, and Laura (Charles) Walker, Texas; his grandchildren, Dustain, Ethan and Sofia; and many nieces and nephews.
John retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company after 35 years.  He loved NASCAR, Sprint Car Races, N Scale Trains, Sandrails, Pokemon and collecting Hot Wheels. He was an avid fisherman, Ohio State Buckeye and Detroit Lions fan.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, with the Rev. Jim Klausing officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Services.  Online condolences may be made at

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