John M. Liter

September 13, 2018

John M. Liter, 71, of Center, Missouri, passed away at 8:46 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Memorial Services with Full Military Rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Center Baptist Church in Center, MO. Pastor Dan Peters will officiate.

Friends and Family are invited to John’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO.

Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

John was born December 3, 1946, in Hannibal, MO to Charles Christian and Ethel Marie Coose Liter.

He was married to Margaret A. Six on April 9, 1966 at the Christian Church in Moberly, Missouri. She survives.

Other survivors include 2 children, Jason M. Liter (Susan) of Center, MO. and Melanie A. Campbell (Scott E.) of Center, MO, 1 sister, Willene Asbury of Perry, MO, and 3 grandchildren, Macy E. McCurdy (Brandon), Madison E. Liter, Marli G. Liter and 1 great grandchild, Pieper E. McCurdy. John is also survived by his nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, Alice Ann O'Haver and 1 brother in law, John Asbury.

John served his country proudly in the United States Air Force.

John was the longtime owner and operator of the Liter Fertilizer and Chemical Company of Center, MO.

Loving, supportive and hardworking John was devoted to his family and his work. John loved to make people laugh and share a joke. But most of all he simply enjoyed the time he shared with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Away from work John loved to quail hunt. Trips to Texas to hunt with family and friends were always a pleasure. Since the age of 9 John always had a bird dog. He loved his dogs and raised many over the years. Active in his community John served on several boards over the years including the Center Cemetery Board, The Ralls County RII School Board, the 911 Board, The Cannon Water District Board and many others.

John was a man of faith and a member of the Center Baptist Church, where he also served as a Deacon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center City and Rural Volunteer Fire Departments.

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