Rev. John E. Haines, 81, of Amboy, IN passed away at 12:15 AM, Monday, October 4, 2021 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. He was born in Converse, IN on August 27, 1940 the son of Marshall and Doris Thomas Haines. John married Florence Hancock in Columbus, OH on September 9, 1961 and she preceded him in death on December 22, 2017.
John was 1958 graduate of Jackson Township High School and the Baptist Bible Seminary. He was a US Air Force Veteran and was the Pastor of the North Grove Church retiring in 2006. John also served as Jackson Township Trustee and was the Director of the Miami County Solid Waste District retiring in 2009.
A man of great faith and integrity, John was a member of the Bunker Hill Free Baptist Church and took a pilgrimage to Israel in 2003. He was an avid model railroad enthusiast and an accomplished ventriloquist with his puppets Jerry and Joanne.
John is survived by a daughter Charity Haines of Peru; brothers Dale and Max Haines; and a sister Janet Graham. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Florence, a son Steven and a brother James Haines.
A service celebrating the life of Rev. John E. Haines will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, 201 N. Main St., Amboy, IN with Pastor Bill Sheets officiating. Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit. Family and Friends will gather from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Friday at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to Gideons International.
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