John Schlichter, Class of 1980

Posted Dec 04, 2020

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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.