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Rev. John F. Saultz, 78, of 405 Teaberry Lane, Middleburg for the past four years, formerly of Lewisburg, entered into rest at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at his home.
He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Chillicothe, Ohio, a son of the late Chancie and Olive (Henry) Saultz. On June 11, 1961, in Chillicothe, he married the former Patricia L. DePugh who survives.

John attended Chillicothe High School and later the Circleville Bible College, Ohio. He served in the Marine Corps from 1957 until his honorable discharge in 1960.
He served as pastor of the Tracy Creek Church of Christ in Christian Union, in Vestal, N.Y., from 1974 until 1981. In 1981, he and his family moved to Lewisburg where he was pastor at Church of Christ in Christian Union until he retired in 2013.
John enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing basketball, riding his bike, traveling to Florida, nature, and photography.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 56 years, are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Randy and Nita Saultz, of Mechanicsburg, James and Kimberly Saultz, of Chillicothe, and Joe Saultz, of Mechanicsburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Keith Bingaman, of Mifflinburg; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Billie Walsh, Joyce and Melvin Thacker, and Janet and Gary Kleinhans, all of Chillicothe; nine grandchildren, Jimmy Saultz, Danny Saultz, Joann Finley, Karissa Kirkwood, Keightley Saultz, Rachel Bingaman, Jon Bingaman, Jacob Bingaman, and Jocelyn Saultz; two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Boe Saultz; a special cousin, Larry Henry, of Jamestown, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James A. Saultz; and two sisters, Phyllis Skaggs and Patsy Heilman.

Family and friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by the funeral at 11, with Pastor Daryl Kuhns officiating.
A private burial will be in the Floral Hills Cemetery, Chillicothe.

Leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 3, 2017
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