John William Bement
Birth Date: June 20, 1970
Death Date: April 11, 2017
John William Bement 46, of Decatur, IL passed away April 11, 2017, at Springfield Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family as he entered his eternal home.
John was born June 20, 1970, in St Augustine, FL the son of William and Linda (Burnett) Bement. John married Kathy Gower on June 5, 2000, at Starved Rock in Utica, IL.
John was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and a youth leader for over 15 years. He worked as a Fabrication Specialist at Caterpillar in Decatur, IL. John loved to camp and he enjoyed the outdoors. He also enjoyed cooking, grilling and barbequing.
John is survived by his wife, Kathy of Decatur, IL; his eldest daughter, LeAnne Bement (Adam) and grandson, Stephen of Callahan, FL; daughter Katelyn Bement of Decatur, IL; his parents, William and Linda Bement of Palatka, FL; his brothers, Rob Bement (Stephanie) of Decatur, IL and Paul Bement (Suzann) of Decatur, IL; his mother and father in-laws, Joe and Betty Griffith of Hutsonville, IL and Eric Gower of Annapolis, IL; nieces and nephews, Courtney, Austin, Aaron, Jessica, Kyle, BreeAnn, Dylan and Grace along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of John Bement will be 5 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday before the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to cover future expenses for Katelyn.
The family of John Bement is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.