John Aylsworth, age 72, entered into eternal rest on December 19th, 2018 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center, Jasper, Indiana.
He was born June 5th, 1946 in Washington, Indiana to Gilbert and Helen (Dickhaut) Aylsworth.
John married Patti Gail Wilson on September 2nd, 1972 and she survives.
He was preceded in death by his Father – Gilbert Aylsworth on October 19th, 1993.
John was a 1964 graduate of Springs Valley High School, 1968 graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington with a B.S. degree in Music Education and also received a Masters in Education from Indiana University – Bloomington. John was fortunate to have master trumpet teacher Bill Adam as one of his instructors.
He was a devoted member of the S.V. United Methodist Church in French Lick, Indiana.
John was the Director of Bands and Musical Educator for Springs Valley Community School Corporation from 1969 to 1994 when he retired. Under his direction, the Blackhawk Brigade won a state championship in 1977. In 1998, John was the coach for the State Champion Fine Arts Academic Team of Springs Valley High School. He received an Honor Resolution from the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana in 1995; the Sagamore of the Wabash in 2002; the Indiana Music Educators Association of Hoosier Musicians in 2007; was Orange County Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year in 2010; and was also inducted into the Springs Valley Hall of Fame in 2010.
John and Patti continued to be very active in assisting their son Luke with the Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade in their competitions.
John is survived by
Wife Patti Gail Aylsworth French Lick, Indiana
Mother Helen Aylsworth French Lick, Indiana
(1) Son Luke Aylsworth (Laura) French Lick, Indiana
(2) Daughters Heidi Taylor (L.T.) Greencastle, Indiana
Lacy Flynn (John) French Lick, Indiana
(1) Sister Mary Kay Aylsworth (Joyce) Indianapolis, Indiana
Mother-in-law Maxine Meade French Lick, Indiana
(4) Grandchildren Aidan and Noah Aylsworth, Brakston Taylor and Johnny Flynn.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Doug Finney at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 at the Springs Valley High School Gymnasium, French Lick, Indiana. A private committal service will follow in Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana.
Friends may call Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Springs Valley High School Auditorium, French Lick, Indiana. There will be no visitation on Sunday prior to the service.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of John can make them to the Springs Valley High School designated for Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade, 326 Larry Bird Blvd., French Lick, IN 47432.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.