John Leslie Maskey


John Leslie Maskey 80, of Wellsville, passed away at 2:52 p.m., Wednesday May 11, 2022, at St. Andrews at New Florence Nursing Home.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville with Rev. Kevin Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Maskey was born on January 17, 1942, in Audrain County, a son of Eli Ulysses and Lulu Gwenola (Lionberger) Maskey. He graduated from Wellsville High School with the class of 1960 and upon graduation he served in the United States Navy active duty from 1960-1964. He then served 2 years inactive. He was an Engineer man second class and served aboard the USS Sabine during the Cuban Crisis.

He married Judith Ann Tamme on June 30, 1961.

John and Judy lived most of their life in Wellsville. He worked in the Mexico and Wellsville areas most of his life as a service-lineman first for Rural Electric Cooperative and then Ameren UE for a total of 42 years. He loved to ride his motorcycle and took many trips; along with fishing, mainly snagging for spoonbill, and scroll sawing.

He is survived by his two sons and their wives, Kevin Ray (Angela) Maskey of Augusta, Georgia and Kenneth Brian “Pix” (Kelly) Maskey of Wellsville; five grandchildren; Brian (Michelle) Maskey of Wellsville, John V. Maskey of Wellsville, Jason (Krysta) Maskey of O’fallon; and Forrest Maskey of Augusta, Georgia, and Amber Martin of Tampa, Florida.; and eight great grandchildren, Hunter, Ayden, Kale, Jack, Emalynn, Willow, Braydon, and Brody; two brothers Murray Maskey and Gary (Janice) Maskey of Wellsville; one sister Myra Joan Smith of Montgomery City and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother-in-law Donald Smith and one sister-in-law Florence Maskey.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Fairmount Cemetery. They may be sent in care of Myers Funeral Home, 203 E. Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.

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