John Wharton Sr.
John Wharton Sr., a longtime resident of Grayslake, passed away Sunday September 15, 2012, at the age of 82. He was born December 17, 1929 in Dayton, OH to Harry and Lucille Wharton. John and Wynelle founded the family business, Wharton Paving in 1954. He was proud to be a member of the Masons. John is survived by his wife, whom he shared a wonderful marriage of 62 years, Wynelle, his children Linda Wharton, John R. Wharton and beloved dogs Willy and Bubba, and Kelly (Janet Dill) Wharton, his sister Vee Jacobson, his great-niece Monique, and many loving family, extended family from Nashville, TN, Birmingham, AL, and Reno, NV. We would like to give a special thanks to John’s caregivers, Bobby, Jackie, Phillip, and Raymond for all of their kindness over the past couple of years. He was preceded in death by his brother Harry Wharton, his mother Lucille Wharton, and his father Harry Wharton. All services will be held privately and were arranged by STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. BELVIDERE RD. GRAYSLAKE, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in John’s name to the Masonic Lodge of Birmingham, AL or the charity of your choice to benefit underprivileged children. Please add your condolences by visiting www.strangfuneral.org. As a family we could not have asked for a more loving father, husband, and uncle.