John M. Liter, 71, of Center, passed away at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

John M. Liter, 71, of Center, passed away at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

Memorial Services with Full military rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the Center Baptist Church in Center. Pastor Dan Peters will officiate.

Friends and family are invited to John’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

John was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Hannibal, to Charles Christian and Ethel Marie Coose Liter.

He was married to Margaret A. Six on April 9, 1966 at the Christian Church in Moberly. She survives.

Other survivors include two children, Jason M. Liter (Susan) of Center and Melanie A. Campbell (Scott E.) of Center; one sister, Willene Asbury of Perry; and three grandchildren, Macy E. McCurdy (Brandon), Madison E. Liter, Marli G. Liter and one great-grandchild, Pieper E. McCurdy. John is also survived by his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alice Ann O'Haver; and one brother-in-law, John Asbury.

John served his country proudly in the United States Air Force.

John was the longtime owner and operator of the Liter Fertilizer and Chemical Company of Center.

Loving, supportive and hardworking, John was devoted to his family and his work. John loved to make people laugh and share a joke. But most of all, he simply enjoyed the time he shared with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Away from work, John loved to quail hunt. Trips to Texas to hunt with family and friends were always a pleasure. Since the age of nine, John always had a bird dog. He loved his dogs and raised many over the years. Active in his community, John served on several boards over the years including the Center Cemetery Board, The Ralls County RII School Board, The 911 Board, The Cannon Water District Board and many others.

John was a man of faith and a member of the Center Baptist Church, where he also served as a Deacon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center City and Rural Volunteer Fire Departments.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com