John Schlichter 1980
Posted Dec 04, 2020
John Schlichter ’80 died Nov. 19, 2020. He was born June 10, 1958, in Washington Court House, Ohio to John and Mila Weatherly Schlichter. He was a 1976 graduate of Miami Trace High School and attended Otterbein University.
John was currently serving as director of the Ohio Oil Gas Energy Education Program. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 85th district, from 2002 to 2008, and had also served as deputy director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He was a Fayette County Commissioner from 1999-2002; served on the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees and as a legislative aide for State Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Peterson. He had been a member of the Miami Trace Board Education.
While in Fayette County, John was part of Schlichter Farms. He was a member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church; the Fayette County Pork Producers Association and had been a 4-H advisor.
John is survived by his wife, Deborah Cremeans Schlichter; three children, Bethany’03 (Thomas ’00) Barker; John (Trey) Schlichter, (Elizabeth); and Miles Schlichter; three grandchildren, Max and Jack Schlichter and Asher Barker; his mother, Mila Schlichter; brother, Arthur E. Schlichter; his mother-in-law, Sadie Copas and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. He was preceded in death by his father, J. Max Schlichter, and a sister, Dawn Ewer.