John W. Bales Jr. of Ste. Genevieve died on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at his home in Ste. Genevieve. He was 73 years old.
He was born May 24, 1946 in Houstonia, Missouri, a son of John W. Bales Sr. and Mary (Ramey) Bales.
He was married to Linda M. (Schmidt) Bales on April 23, 1978, and she survives in Ste. Genevieve.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Angela Worley and her husband Sam of Ste. Genevieve, Jody Schweiss and her husband Brent of Ste. Genevieve; one son, John Bales III and his wife Valerie of Ste. Genevieve; four sisters, Beverly Dometrorch and her husband John of Fayette, Missouri, Ruby Bales of Marshall, Misssouri; Maribeth Bales of Marshall, Missouri, Janet Whitney and her husband Gary of Marshall, Missouri; one brother, Jeffery Bales and his wife Sarah of Houstonia, Missouri; six grandchildren, Katie Worley, Kevin Worley, Jordan Bales, Jayce Bales, Johanna Bales, Jagger Bales; and three step-grandchildren, Mia Schweigert, Landen Thompson, Chase Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a mechanic for many years at Quality Muffler in Ste. Genevieve. Most of all, he loved his family very much.
A celebration of life service will take place at a later date. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve is handling the arrangements.