Mr. John Wayne Bohl

Funeral services for Mr. John Wayne Bohl will begin at 10:00 am Friday, March 15, 2019 at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with Bro. Lee Hartley officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Mr. Bohl, 72, of Meridian, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Rush Foundation Hospital of Meridian.

Mr. Bohl retired as General Manager of the Meridian Star after over 47 years where he began his career as a paper boy at 13 years old. Mr. Bohl was also the owner of All Around Pool & Spa for the last 21 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter when his time allowed. He was affectionately known as “Pop” by his eight grandchildren and countless others. He will be remembered by those who really knew him for his loving and generous spirit, and known by all for his dedicated work ethic.

Mr. John Wayne is survived by his wife of over 49 years, Debbie Walker Bohl; Children, Johnny Bohl (Tiffany), Chris Bohl (Jen), and Wendy Richardson (Tim). Grandchildren, Lee Bohl, Makenzie Bohl, Anna Bohl, Mark Richardson, Joshua Richardson, Brooks Bohl, Carson Richardson, and Hank Bohl. Brothers, Ronnie Bohl (Sherry), and Rod Bohl as well as a host of extended family and friends.

Mr. Bohl is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Francis Bohl, and his close friend, more like his brother, Joe Fuller.

The family request memorials be made to Loves Kitchen in addition to flowers.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the funeral home.

Robert Barham Family Funeral Home
6300 Hwy 39 North
Meridian, MS 39305