John Franklin Honchel, age 93, Harrodsburg, husband of Alfreda Riley Honchel, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at his home in Harrodsburg. Born August 26, 1929 in Domino Coal Camp, KY, he was the son of the late Raleigh Hardin and Etta (Fransis) Honchel. He was a graduate of Perry County High School in KY, received his BA and master’s degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and Lee Junior College in Jackson, KY. He was a teacher and principal for the Perry County Schools. Also was a US Army WWII and Korean War veteran, loved farming and was a member of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors other than his wife include one daughter Rowetta Kay (Danny) Mullins of Dwarf, KY; four sons Rawleigh (Jill) Honchel, Ralph Honchel and John Honchel all of Harrodsburg, and Ronald Honchel of WV; eight grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Springhill Cemetery Pavilion by Jacob Bryant followed by military honors Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
Visitation will be Monday, November 28, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Sims Funeral Services.
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