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Johnny M. Clevinger

December 2, 1948 ~ September 10, 2020 (age 71)


John “Pop-Pop” Clevinger, 71, passed away September 10, 2020.  He was born December 2, 1948 in Pikeville, Kentucky.  During the Vietnam Era John was a Jet Engine mechanic for the U.S. Air Force.  He was also the proud owner of a truck and trailer repair shop / Ryder truck rental.


John was a simple man who was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Woodworking was his most passionate hobby where his creations came to life in the form of jewelry boxes, tables and clocks. By creating these he touched many, many lives. His philosophy in life was, “The choices you make determine the life you live.” And “Work hard, Be kind and Amazing things will happen”.


 John is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; daughters, Shannon Clevinger and Jennifer (Ben) Kovach; grandchildren, Olivia and Avery; son; Billy Poling; brothers-in-law, Rick (Jamie) and Larry (Charlie) Long and nieces; as well as many other loving family and friends.


Per John’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3 to 5 P.M. on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319 where social distancing and health protocol (i.e. wearing of face covering, staying 6 feet apart, no handshakes or hugs) will be followed.  If you are sick or do not wish to attend, we understand, and all love and prayers will be accepted by visiting our website at www.schermesserfh.com.  

Memorial contributions may be made in Johnny's name to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), ATTN: Data Entry, 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 or on their website at https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=2078.  


(330) 899-9107


American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

ATTN: Data Entry
120 Wall Street 
29th Floor   
New York, NY 10005

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Johnny M. Clevinger, please visit our floral store.


Gathering of Family and Friends
September 24, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York NY 10005
Web: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=2078

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