John Wayne Hartley, 64, of Sheffield Village, died Friday, May 2, 2014 in the Autumn Aegis Retirement Community, Lorain following a lingering illness. He was born to the late Columbia (nee Endicott) and Lonnie Hartley on July 12, 1949 in Red Jacket, West Virginia.
He came to Sheffield Village where he made his home for the past 40 years. For 27 years, Mr. Hartley was employed at the Ford Motor Co., Lorain Assembly Plant before retiring in 2001. He was a member of the former UAW, Local 425 and the Galaxie Club of America. Mr. Hartley was actively involved in the flower fund raising for the American Cancer Society. He has a passion for working on cars, playing musical instruments and being with his grandkids.
Mr. Hartley is survived by his wife of 40 years Sally M. (nee Showalter) Hartley; his son, Karl W. Hartley of Sheffield Lake; brothers, Connard Hartley of Elyria, Peter (Linda) Hartley of Grafton, and James Earl (Elease) Hartley of Red Jacket; sisters, Willa (Tom) Hackett of Plymouth, Michigan and Sandra Kaye Goad of Meador, West Virginia; grandchildren, Dylan, Hannah and Sarah.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hartley was preceded in death by brothers, Sonny and David Allen Hartley; and sister, Anita Coleman. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 2 P.M. until 4 P.M. and from 7 P.M. until 9 P.M. in the Walter A. Frey Funeral Home, 700 West Erie Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 7 at Noon in the First Congregational Church, 423 Washington Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052 with Rev. Karen M. Farthing, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.