Friday, October 19, 2012
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Mr. John William Achenbach, Jr., 62 of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away Oct. 18, 2012. He was born in Muncie, Indiana to the late John William and Buryl Pheanis Achenbach, Sr. He grew up in Anderson, Indiana where he graduated from Highland High School Class of 1968. John served his country in the United States Army 101st Airborne during Vietnam and attended Vincennes University. He was a farmer and equine enthusiast. He was involved in youth sports as a coach and was a scout leader for many years. He volunteered in community events including Habitat for Humanity and mentoring boys. He enjoyed woodworking and was a car man. He also enjoyed NASCAR, the Braves and the Falcons and was an avid Western movie fan.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Nan Achenbach of Stockbridge; daughter, Amy Achenbach of McDonough; son, John “J.B.” Achenbach of Stockbridge; granddaughter, Julia Cabe; sisters, Tammara (Jim) Melton of Culman, Ala., Rennae Clendenin of Middletown, Ind., Dana Waugh of Bettendorf, Iowa; brothers in law and sisters in law, Andrew (Mary) Foley of Columbus, Ohio, Michael (Tami) Foley of Lima, Ohio, Charles T. Foley of Springfield, Ohio, Dawn Foley of Stockbridge; seven nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew. Memorial services will be conducted Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at 6 p.m. from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home.
Mr. Andrew Foley will officiate. Friends may visit the family Monday from 4 – 6 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to the family for a College Fund for Julia Cabe in memory of John. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, Ga., 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.