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John Hites

January 10, 1948 — April 16, 2020

St. Marys

John William Hites,
age 72, of St Marys, Ohio, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 16, 2020 at the Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima , Ohio.
He was born January 10, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio, son of  the late Elmer Russell & Virginia (Zimmerman) Hites.  He married Wanda (Frazier) Hites, who passed away on July 21, 2017.
John worked at Advanced Auto Parts in St. Marys as a Auto Parts Salesman. He was a member of  the Catholic church.
Surviving are his daughters- Wanda Smith, Midland, Ohio, Adrienne (Robert Brill) Long of Waynesfield, OH, & Amy Smith, St. Marys; son- Ralph Smith, Gaffney, SC; 10 grandchildren-

Tacara Long, Moriah Temple, Destiny Brill, Gabrielle Brill, Tiffany Smith, Ray Brill, John Smith, Wanda Brandon, Barbara Smith, Laura Smith and  17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by his granddaughter- Seairah Gennaria; brother- Arthur Hites; nephew- Darren Hites.

Due to the Covid-19 Crisis, funeral services will be held for the immediate family members  1:00 PM, Thursday, April 23, 2020  at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 West Locust Street at North Mulberry Street, Wilmington.  Interment will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio.  Other family and friends may watch the services via the live stream at  On the home page, please go to the Wilmington location and click on the "view online services" button at the time of services.
Contributions in John's memory may be made to the  National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation,

P.O. Box 1848
Longmont, CO 80502

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home

97 W Locust St, Wilmington, OH 45177

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