John H. Rawlins, 92, formerly of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Country Home Health Care in Charlottesville. He was born Feb. 14, 1922 in Martinsville a son of Paul and Myrtle (Kirk) Rawlins.
John served in the Army during World War II. He retired from Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants following 52 years of service. He was a member of the Greenfield Lions Club, Masonic Lodge in Vincennes, Shriners, Greenfield American Legion and Eastern Star in Eden.
Survivors include seven children, Nancy (Lewis) Thompson of Spiceland, John Richard (Sheila) Rawlins of Charlottesville, Michael L. (Parnie) Rawlins of Knightstown, Margaret Rawlins (Karen Harbaugh) of Wilmington, NC, Ronald (Charlotte) Rawlins of Atwood, Ill., Chris (Bruce) Carmichael of Knightstown and Teresa Brinson of Maryville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, Rob (Tina) Thompson, Melinda (Terry) Broyles, Kim (Rick) Hoebel, Scott (Amy), Jeff Rawlins, Brian (Stephanie), Dawn Kauffman, Shannon (Jennifer), Ben (Sara), Casey (Stephanie) Carmichael, Cara (Ryan) Williams, and Scott Brinson; 20 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Ashley, Breanne, Britney, Terrie, Quentin, Aurora, Booker, Maya, Aaron, Austin, Brandon, Payton, Anna May, Nate, Chloe, Warren, Dustin, Dean and Walter Harvey born Nov. 18, 2014; a great- great grandson, Colten; a sister, Ruth Hammans of Martinsville, a brother, Kenny (Dorothy) Rawlins of Martinsville; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Freda Rawlins; brothers, Maurice, Wayne, Kirk and Warren Rawlins; son-in-law, Paul Brinson.
Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel with Pastor Jerome Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland. Friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spiceland Alumni Association, PO Box 398, Spiceland, IN 47385.
Condolences and memories of John may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.