Rev. John Lowell Clontz Sr., 95, of McMinnville died Wednesday, July 1, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 16, 1919, in LeRoy, Ill., was a longtime minister at Calvary Baptist Church, founder of Millersburg Baptist Church in Christiana, and was preceded in death by parents Charles and Hallie Fowler Clontz, wife Billie Clontz, sister Leta Bright, and brother Don Clontz.
Survivors include his children Beverly (Al) Wentzel of Crab Orchard, Ky., Debbie Morrison of McMinnville, Shelli (Trent) Young of McMinnville, and John L. (LaFonda) Clontz Jr. of Murfreesboro, seven grandchildren including Adina (Scott) Lemmon, Brian (Jessica) Clontz, Bud (Amber) Morrison, John (Leanne) Morrison, Kayla and Lucas Young, and Jonathan (Alyssa) Wentzel, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tom Fittis and Rev. Jim Teddar will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Clontz family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 3, 2015