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February 14 1924 December 22 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of John to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book John Birkhead, 98, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Linda E. White Hospice House. John was born in Calhoun, Kentucky on February 14, 1924 to the late John L. and Eunice (McGrew) Birkhead. He attended Central High School in Evansville, Indiana and honorably served in the United States Army Air Corps in the 448th Bomber Group during World War II. John was a Prisoner of War in the European Theatre after being shot down on Christmas Eve in 1944. He retired after many years of service as the President of Acclaim Graphics. John was an avid gardener and was famous for his home-grown tomatoes. John is survived by his wife, Thelma Jean (Barton) Birkhead; sons, Scott Birkhead (Kat Sanders), Jim Birkhead, and Joe Birkhead (Kelly), all of Evansville, IN; grandchildren, Chris, Jason, Brian (Jamie), Savanna (Kelly), Landyn, Mary, and Peter; and by his great-granddaughter, Scarlet. John was preceded in death by his parents; by his daughter, Barbara Ann May; and by his brothers and sisters. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711. The Retired Veterans Memorial Club will perform military honors at Noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Santa Clothes Club, 4000 E. Division St. A., Evansville, IN 47715. The family would like to thank the staff at Linda E. White Hospice House and Lindsey and Kristen on the 4600 floor of Deaconess Midtown for their compassionate care. Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com. To send flowers to the family of John, please visit our floral store. Read more
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Death notice for the town of: Evansville, state: Indiana