John G. Sorrell


JOHN G. SORRELL, age 51, of Piqua, passed away at 5:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 5, 2017 in his residence. He was born November 14, 1965 in Vinton County, OH to the late James L. Sorrell and Caroline M. (Johnson) Brewer. He married Judith (Miller) Sorrell. She survives.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: James & Angel Sorrell, Piqua, OH, Joseph & Kari Sorrell, Piqua, Jason & Andrea Sorrell, Urbana, step-children: Amanda & Brandon Lavy, Troy, Ashley Wilson, Piqua, brothers & sisters: James “Bill” Sorrell, McConnelsville, Julie Covault, Titusville, FL, Kelli Baker & Anthony Foster, Troy, Jeri Smith, Piqua, eight grandchildren: Kaitlynn, Madison, Gunner, Alyssa, Carrera, Devin, Andon, and Bexton. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife: Paula Jean Sorrell in 2011, and sister: Cissy Brewer.

John was a graduate of the Upper Valley JVS, Piqua. He was a member of the Troy Fish & Game. He was employed for two years at Cargill and a Mill Operator for Jackson Tube in Piqua for 28 years. John was an avid motorcycle rider, loved outdoor activities, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Monday July 10, 2017 from 5-7 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua.

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Monday July 10, 2017 from 5pm - 7pm

646 W. High Street, Piqua, OH, 45356

Calling hours will be Monday July 10, 2017 from 5-7 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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Dave Booher

My family and I was saddened to hear about the loss of not just a coworker of many years, but a friend. Rest In Peace John.

 Posted July 11, 2017 - 9:49pm
Jeff Wilson

To the boys, I am so sorry for the loss of your father and my best friend. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. John I will never forget you buddy. We had a lot of good times in the past 34 years. I will always love you like a brother and I'll miss you. RIP my good friend.

 Posted July 10, 2017 - 8:52am
Karin Janca

My family and I are so sorry for you loss. John was taking way to early from us, he will be missed.

 Posted July 8, 2017 - 4:36pm
Angel Sorrell

John you were more than a father in law to me... ever since my dad passed away I have looked at you as that father figure. There was nothing I wouldn't have done for you. And you knew you could call me at anytime, and you often did. I will miss you giving me crap about everything I did or said. I will miss seeing Gunner on the back of your bike, I will miss the way he looked up to you... Jimmy, Alyssa, Carrera, Gunner and I will never forget you. We loved you more than you ever knew.

 Posted July 8, 2017 - 8:57am
Jan Pearce

RP John , we spent a bunch of years together, Nearly 3 decades at the tube. I will miss you. You can now be with Jesus

 Posted July 8, 2017 - 12:08am
Dale Birman

Sorry for the loss. Thinking of the Kids. R.I.P John.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:02pm
Aaron Kuhn

My thoughts and prayers for the family. I worked with John at Jackson tube, he is a great guy. He will be sadly missed.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 9:43pm
Micki Weikert

I am so sorry for your families loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 6:53pm
Kevin Richardson

To the family I say I am so sorry for this great loss. My prayers and sympathy are with you all. And John was a good dude! I have wonderful memories that I will hold onto and cherish. This is such sad news. May god lift the family in spirit and healing.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 3:48pm
Doug Morrissey

Rest In Peace John

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 12:56pm

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