h/o Deborah M. Champion, they were married 9 Nov 1998.
John Richard Champion was a Sgt in the US Marine Corps.
Mr. Champion, 61, died Sunday, August 28, 2005 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Funeral service is 11 AM Thursday, September 1, at the Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, FL. Interment will be in Aaran Annex Cemetery.
Mr. Champion was born in Chicago, IL, and was a resident of Crawfordville since moving from North Carolina in 1985. He was a mobile mechanic.
He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12.
Mr. Champion was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife of 7 years, Deborah Champion; son, John R. Champion, Jr.; stepsons, Christopher C. Morris and Timothy L. Morris; daughters, Leslie Champion and Celeste Edwards; five grandchildren; and a host of other family members.
Mr. Champion is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Champion.
Memorials may be made to the U.S. Coast Guard Aux. Flotilla 12.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home of Crawfordville, FL is assisting the family.
Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - Thursday, September 1, 2005
This obituary was added by request of Mr. Champion's family.
Gloria Sue Simpson Kornbau
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