John Lemeron, 71, of Spartanburg, S.C., formerly of Fort Branch, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010.

Born July 19, 1938, in Lawrenceville, Ill., he was the son of John and Wilma (McCarty) Lemeron.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former police officer in Fort Branch.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann (Bob) Alexander of Greenwood; son, Douglas Lemeron of Denver, Colo.; and three granddaughters.

Following cremation, private family services are planned at a later date.

Sewright Funeral Home  of Inman, S.C., is handling arrangments.