Jonathan D. "Rock" Wetherington, Sr., 83 years old, passed away April 18, 2019. He was born to Harry A. and Viola A. (Brier) Wetherington, Feb. 1, 1936, in East Rockaway, Long Island, New York.
He was born on the waterfront in Long Island, N.Y., and loved to fish. He became an avid model airplane enthusiast who loved to build and fly model airplanes. Jonathan served in the US Air Force for more than 21 years and retired a decorated veteran. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years.
He married the love of his life, M. Waynette McNabb, on Dec. 21, 1955, and celebrated more than 63 years together.
To this union was born two sons, Jonathan D. Wetherington, Jr., of Springfield, Missouri, and William Jay Wetherington of Rogers, Arkansas, and two daughters, Tammy Price of Boise, Idaho, and Karen Epps of Springfield, Missouri. Jon and Waynette have 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two more great-grandchildren due in May; a niece, Diane Gaborc of Waterbury Connecticut; and host of friends and family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Viola, two sisters, Jean Wetherington and Ruth Gaborc, and a brother-in-law, AJ Gaborc.
Jon will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Visitation for Jonathan Daniel Wetherington, Sr., will be held at 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2019, at Day Funeral Home, Marshfield, Missouri. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2019, at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Disabled American Veterans.