John M. Hoyle 81, of Orrick, MO, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at North Kansas City Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

John was born March 2, 1938, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Cecil M. Hoyle and Marguerite Grace (Clark) Hoyle. John served his country in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. He was united in marriage June 13, 1959, to Barbara F. Tester; she survives at the home. John and Barbara moved to Orrick 54 years ago.

He worked as an oiler for the Archer Daniels Midland Company Mill in North Kansas City for 37 years and retired in 2000.

John enjoyed raising roses and tending to his garden, tending to his little farm, beekeeping and worshiping God. He enjoyed time spent with his family, especially the kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John had a strong faith and attended church at Richmond Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife over 59 years, Barbara F. Hoyle of the home; his children,

Joan L. Barton (Glen) and John W. Hoyle (Jean), all of Orrick; and Scott L. Hoyle (Sandi) of Jesup, Georgia. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Serenity Tarr, Jennifer Martin, Jeffrey Williams, John Philip Hoyle, Whitney Wartenbee, Justin Hoyle, Amanda Smith and Amy Gardner; and great-grandchildren,

Landon, Laura, Kennedy, Jadelynn, Noah, Jaycee, Tucker, Isaiah, Leighton, Karlee, Gabriel, Jonah, Paisley and another one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Pharis Leo “Bud” Hoyle;  and a nephew, Danny Hoyle.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Richmond Assembly of God Church in Richmond. Funeral services will follow at noon at the church with the Rev. John Selleck and Mr. Ed Birdsong officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Ray County Veterans Honor Guard will follow at South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

Memorials are suggested to City Union Mission, 1100 East 11th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106.

Gowing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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