John E. Friend

John Edward Friend, 73, of Wabash, IN, and having family in Lagro, IN, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 9:10 a.m. at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash.

Mr. Friend was a 1964 graduate of Wabash High School. He retired from the United Sates Army, having served in Vietnam. He also worked at Wabash Metal Products. He attended the Christian Heritage Church.

He was born Aug. 7, 1946, in Jonesboro, AR, to John E. Friend and Ruby Purnell Thompson.

He is survived by a daughter, Tonya (Gary Holt) House, of Pleasant View, TN; two sons, John Edward Friend II, of Bon Aqua, TN, and Harold (Michelle) Krieg, of Lagro; two sisters, Wanda (Joe) Campbell, of Wabash, and Diann Carson, of Henderson, TN; four grandchildren, Cassie House, of Ashland City, TN; Buster (Coco) Hines and Tyler Krieg, both of Greenbrier, AR; and Kayla Krieg of Van Buren, AR; a great-grandson; and his long-time companion, Beverly A. Adams, of Wabash.

Calling is Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. A graveside service and burial will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at Friends Cemetery, Wabash, with Rev. Tim Prater officiating.

Memorials are the Wabash V.F.W. Post 286 or the Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

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