US Army

John Wemyss

February 23, 1948 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 72)


John R. Wemyss

John R. Wemyss, 72, Moore, OK passed away on Monday, December 7th, 2020. He was born February 23rd, 1948 in Louisville, KY to Robert and Mary (Hubbuch) Wemyss.

He grew up in Louisville, KY and Richmond, VA, and attended school at Benedictine Military Academy in Richmond.

John married Nancy (Ocheltree) Wemyss in 1978. He joined the United States Army in 1969, and continued proudly serving in Active Duty, Reserve, and civilian technician capacities in Virginia, Utah, and Montana for 37 years. He achieved the top enlisted rank of Sergeant Major prior to his retirement in 2006.

John loved building models, watching old Western movies, and researching World War II bombers. A true handyman, he could find a way to make anything work. John made friends wherever he went. A quiet man and leader, he was the heart of anything in which he was involved.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Wemyss.

John is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Wemyss, his children Matthew Wemyss and Julie Drake, and their spouses Danielle Wemyss and Joseph Drake. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Alexandra “Lexie” Drake, Sean Wemyss, and MacKenzie Wemyss. His brother Bobby and Bobby’s wife Nancy reside in North Carolina. His brother Stuart, Stuart’s wife Wendy, sister Annette, and Annette’s husband George reside in Virginia.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Legion, Veteran’s organizations, or leukemia charities.


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December 12, 2020

2:00 PM
Moore Funeral and Cremation
400 SE 19th Street
Moore, OK 73160

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