John Charles Villines, 44, of Harrison, and his wife Amy were swept from the roadway by water on Nov. 30, 2018. John was returned to his family on Feb. 4, 2019. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, with Pastor Rob Davis officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Alpena Cemetery.
John was born in Harrison on June 21, 1974. His parens are Frank and Barbara (Ransom) Villines. John and Amy's families were united when the couple married on June 1, 2007. They had celebrated 11 years together.
John was the owner of Villines Lock and Key. He was a proud sponsor of the Villines Lock and Key Bull Jam at the Newton County Fair and Rodeo.
John is survived by his parents, son's and daughter-in-law Justice and Katie Didway, of Mountain Home, Dalton Sattler and Bryceton Wiggington; his sister and brother-in-law Allison and Chris Black, of Western Grove; his brother and sister-in-law James and Mallory Villines, of Springdale; in-laws Ron and Joyce Pittman, Judy Bryant; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Tera and Joey DeMeyer; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father-in-law Terry ''Rhino'' Bryant.
Pallbearers are Justice Didway, Chris Black, James Villines, Logan Villines, Dalton Sattler, Joey DeMeyer, Duston Savage, Steve Miller and Steve Tatro.
Honorary pallbearers are Bryceton Wiggington, Harrison Fire and Harrison Police Departments, Boone County Sheriff's Office, Newton County Fair Board, and all volunteers, searchers, citizens, and communities that assisted in the search and recovery efforts.