Johnny Clay Markwell, 81, of Connersville passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at his residence following a courageous battle with colon cancer for a number of years.

He was born September 23, 1938 in New Castle, Indiana, the son of James and Kathleen (Arthur) Markwell.

Johnny served his country by enlisting with the United States Marine Corps in 1956, where he was honorably discharged in 1962.

Following his discharge, he returned to the New Castle area and worked in the commercial construction industry. He then moved to the Connersville area where he was employed at Ford-Visteon from 1964 until his retirement in 1994.

Johnny enjoyed fishing and traveling with his family on vacations. Coming from a childhood where he had very little, Johhny dedicated himself to becoming a good father and provider for his own children.

Survivors include three children, Deanna Jeffery of Oklahoma, Jennifer Casiano of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Joshua Markwell and fiancée Rebecca Clayton of Connersville. He was also blessed with a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Reverend Ron Russell officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Fayette County Veterans Council will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday.

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