John F. Scherb, 68, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
He was born on June 25, 1945 in Clay County to Henry and Hester Edna (Chambers) Scherb.
He retired at age 55 from Public Service Indiana where he worked as a Unit Operator for 32 years and was the chairman of the PSI Union. He was a member of the New Life Church of the Nazarene. He was also an active member of the Staunton Alumni Association and the Antique Tractor Club where he enjoyed showing his Ford 8N tractor. He was a substitute teacher at various schools in the area. John loved providing popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones to children in our local schools and churches. He was affectionately called “The Candy Man”.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joetta (Borders) Scherb of Princeton; daughter, Karen Lynn Sharpe of Terre Haute; stepdaughter, Shannon (Joe) Rodgers Drafahl of Evansville; four grandchildren, Chris Scherb, Kristen Brown, Christina Sharpe and Emma Jo Drafahl; a great grandson, Alex; two brothers, George E. Scherb of Center Point and Ronald L. Scherb of Brazil; a sister, Margaret Silvers Sanders of Brazil; several nieces, nephews, and two aunts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Henry A. Scherb and nephew Scott A. Silvers.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Rev. Andrew Johnson and Rev. Gary Arnold. Burial will be at the Summit Lawn Cemetery in Brazil. Family and friends will meet at 3 p.m. Eastern Time at the cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.