John Goebel's Story
June 27, 1938 — March 26, 2017
John Goebel Cromer, 78, of London, Ky., passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Veteran's Affairs Center in Lexington, Ky.
He was born June 27, 1938 in East Bernstadt, Ky., to Bud and Eula (Mason) Cromer. He joined the United States Air Force in 1961 and spent 20 years travelling the globe and serving his country. His service to his country was something he was very proud of and loved to talk about his travels and adventures. After retiring from the military, he moved home to Kentucky where he loved to garden and spend time with family and friends.
John was united in marriage to Wilma Cochran on March 1, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was married to her for 17 years. Two daughters were born to this marriage, which survive him Tonya Peters and her husband Randy, and Madgel Cromer Miller, both of London. He is also survived by two brothers Denver Cromer and Dean Cromer, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Tyler Vaughn, Bradley Vaughn, Jacob Miller and his wife Emily, and Alexandria Miller, all of London; plus a host of nephews, nieces and other family and friends that mourn his passing.
John was preceded in death by his parents Bud and Eula Cromer; his sister, Mescal Kirby; and five brothers, Walter Cromer, George Cromer, Edward Cromer, Woodrow Cromer and Roscoe Cromer.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home with Jeff Lewis officiating. Military honors by the local DAV.
Burial will follow in the Owsley Cemetery, London.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler and Bradley Vaughn, Jacob Miller, Cayden Hacker, Doug Cochran, and Eric Cromer.
Visitation will be from 12 noon until the funeral hour of 2 p.m.
Published on March 28, 2017