Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

June 5, 2014

John Richard Starnes of Plainfield

John Richard Starnes of Plainfield died June 5. He was 88.

Born Feb. 6, 1926, in Owen County, he was the son of Dewey and Ruby Starnes. He married Lola Starnes and she survives.

Mr. Starnes was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from GM Truck and Bus after 42 years as a die spotter. After retirement, he worked for Adessa Car Auction for 15 years.

He was a member of Plainfield Eagles Lodge 3207 and Danville American Legion.

Additional survivors include his children, Rose Ann (Ken) Woodard, Linda (Steve) Garrett, Randy Starnes, Janice (Stan) Bassett; sister, Patty Blair; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 9 in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. June 8 in the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the website at www.hamptongentry.com.