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218 S. Main St
Clyde, OH 43410
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John David Boley

John David Boley, 73, formerly of Fremont, more recently of Tiffin, died at the Tiffin Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

On March 30, 1949, in Annapolis, Maryland, he was born to the now deceased, Frances (Ford) and George Boley.

A proud member of the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, John, had worked for the Lear Company, the former Benny's Country Lounge in Fremont and Nickels Bakery. For the past twenty years, John had worked at the Fremont Moose and then the Clyde Moose, where he had retired.

As a young man, he was known as "John, the Drifter" when he was singing at establishments, such as the Log Cabin.

Mr. Boley was a member of the Clyde and Fremont Moose Lodge, as well as a lifetime member of the Fremont VFW.

He enjoyed karaoke and metal detecting. In his younger years, he liked to go crabbing. But mostly, he enjoyed his family, his children and grandchildren brought him pure enjoyment.

Survivors include four children, Gina (Don) Wray of Maumee; Randall Boley of Tiffin; Ashley Camera of Bellevue and Sarah Rice of Bellevue. A step-daughter, Cary Gallegos of Mishawaka, Indiana, along with his sister, Linda Collins also survive. Twenty one grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren survive as well.

John was preceded in death by his daughter, Hannah Dazey on March 15, 2019 and four siblings, Roy, Betty, Mary and Ronnie.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 20,2022 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main Street, Clyde. Burial will be in the Veteran's Section of McPherson Cemetery on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 2:00pm with military rites observed. A luncheon will be at the Clyde Moose following the graveside