Free Newspaper Obituary Sample

Below is a free sample of newspaper obituary which you may use as reference when writing newspaper obituaries. You may also need a free newspaper obituary template to help you too.

Sample Obituary (Not real person)

First Part:

Jason D. Johnson, 63, of San Diego, California, died May 7, 2008, at home surrounded by family and friends.

Note: Other phrases like “went to be with the Lord” or “passed away” might be allowed by the newspaper.

Second Part:

He was born May 8, 1945, in San Diego, California, the son of late Mary and Larry Johnson. He was the oldest of 4 siblings. On June 6, 1975, he married Susan Smith Doe, who survives.

Third Part:

He graduated from University Of California in 1963. He married Susan Smith Doe on July 13, 1975, in WilliamSport.

He served in the U.S. Army as a communication technician in the 1960s. After his discharge, he was employed by Chevron USA as an communications engineer for 29 years, retiring in 1995. He did volunteer work in Caring Choices Volunteer Center in Northern California.

Mr. Johnson was a member of California State Employees Association Retirees’.

Fourth Part:

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and John Smith of Williamsport, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Susanna Jackson of Yukon, Okla.; grandchildren, Leslie and Steve Davis of Williamsport, Ind.; brother, Roy Johnson of Auburn, Wash.; and sister, Cecilia Johnson of Seattle.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Susan; an infant child; and his brother; Roy.

Fifth Part:

A service was held Thursday at FastService Funeral Home in San Diego, California. Burial took place at Woodlawn Cemetery.

This a sample obituary. It is not for a real person and never was printed in any local newspaper.

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