A Greene County native, John was born on October 20, 1934 the son of Jim and Dorothy (Clayton) Doane. A graduate of Solsberry High School, he retired from Westinghouse/ABB with 42 years of service. He was also an independent contractor for ABB following his retirement. Prior to his employment with Westinghouse, John served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1974, both with the regular Army and the Army Reserve.
As a member of the eastern Greene County community, John served as a volunteer firefighter for 34 years. During this time, he also was a member and past president of the Eastern Greene Fire Department Board and was the head investigator for the department. He also had been a member of the Greene County Ambulance Service and a Emergency Medical Technician. He served two terms on the Eastern Greene County School Board of School Trustees and a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association, the Hendricksville Area Association, the Solsberry Masonic Lodge #411 and the Greene County Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nancy (Hosteter) Doane; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Emerick Roudebush and husband Randy of Bloomington; one son, Greg Doane of Bloomington; one granddaughter, Brigit Emerick; one grandson, Noah Roudebush; two sisters, Jean Holeman of Bloomington and Carol (husband Ronnie) Mishler of New Port Richey, Fl; two brothers, Bill (wife Phyllis) Doan of Newark and Bob (wife Norma) Doan of Evansville; along with his little four legged friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Greene County Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed. Beadle officiating.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37, Bloomington on Monday from 2-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Monday followed by Masonic Lodge Memorial services at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Greene School Library in care of Allen Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.