John W. Earley

1945 - 2021

John W. Earley, 75, of Findlay, Ohio passed away peacefully on January 13, 2021, at Bridge Hospice Care Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Anderson, Indiana to the late George and Evelyn Earley. John served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma Washington from October 1965 to October 1967. He then attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana graduating in 1971 with a bachelorís degree in marketing. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi Business fraternity. In between his studies, he met the love of his life, Anita (Dierckman) Earley and they were married in 1970 in Greensburg, Indiana. John retired from Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio after 33 years of service. John was ready to assist in all of his childrenís sporting adventures, volunteering to coach various baseball, softball, and soccer teams, despite initially not knowing much about the latter. He also enjoyed attending his granddaughters sporting events. John was also a member of St. Michaelís Church in Findlay, Ohio. John is survived by his wife Anita, son Jason (Adrienne) of Columbus, Ohio, daughters Alyssa (Andre) Roach of Findlay, Ohio, and Alison (Bob) Berley of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Avery & Addison Roach, Lucas Earley, and Theodore Berley; two sisters Anne (Mark) Wood of Noblesville, Indiana; Linda (Charles) Loker of Anderson, Indiana; his brother Robert (Treva) Earley of Anderson, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his other brother Larry (Carolyn Lazenby) Earley. Arrangements are entrusted to Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you do something selfless (preferably while donning a mask) for someone in need. Online condolences may be sent to