John was a resident of Perryville and was employed as a machinist by T.G. America in Perryville.
Survivors include two daughters, Kaitlin and Mollie Doerschlen of Steele; his parents, Ray and Jacqueline Doerschlen of Bloomfield; three sisters, Jennifer Whitaker and Sheri Parks of Bloomfield, and Suzy Halsell of Memphis, Tenn.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Bill Pennington officiating.
Interment will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.