John E. “Johnny” Womeldorf, Jr.

By | October 5, 2019

John E. “Johnny” Womeldorf, Jr., age 53, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.  He was born April 13, 1966 in Columbus, Ohio, to John E. Womeldorf, Sr. and Charlotte A. “Sherry” McIntire Womeldorf. 

Johnny was a 1984 graduate of Vinton County High School and Buckeye Hills Career Center.  While in school, he excelled in all sports, which he carried on throughout his life. 

Johnny was the owner and operator of J&T Womeldorf Trucking.  He was a member of the Brick Layers Union, as well as several other unions over a period of 18 years.  He was also a former employee of SF Restoration for several years. Johnny was a hard worker; always working and never stopping.  He was stubborn and ornery, and at the same time he had a heart of gold and always put everyone else first.

Johnny was an enthusiastic sports fan, always cheering on the Wellston Golden Rockets, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Cleveland Browns.  He loved NASCAR racing, and enjoyed participating in derby racing and fishing, in both of which he won several awards.  Family meant the world to Johnny and he treasured the time he could spend with them. 

He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Trish” Bishop Womeldorf; children, Ashtin Womeldorf (Rusty Hatten) of Jackson, Madison Womeldorf (Nate Schrader) of Utica, Braydon Womeldorf of Wellston, Seth Brown (Amanda Kriehn) of Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, and Kelsey Darnell (Ryan) of Wellston; grandchildren, Journeigh Hatten and Walker Allan Brown; father, John Womeldorf (Bev) of Hamden; sister, Kim Montgomery (Mike) of Wellston; niece, Whitney Montgomery; nephew, Jacob Montgomery; mother-in-law, Alena Bishop of Wellston; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. 

Johnny was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte “Sherry” Womeldorf; grandparents, Arvilla and Erskine Womeldorf, Jamima and John McIntire, and Doris McIntire; and his father-in-law, Michael Bishop.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.  Funeral service will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Ervin officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hamden Cemetery.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at