PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN) — John Comer, a longtime industry executive who retired from Kent International last year, died at his home on Monday. He was 68 and died of complications from an accident.
After graduating from Murray State University in 1966, Comer went to work for Murray Ohio, the largest bike and lawnmower manufacturer in the U.S. at the time.
He rose to become a senior vice president at Murray before leaving in 1997 to join Kent, which is based in New Jersey. He was a senior vice president at Kent when he retired.
"He was a big man in stature and his heart was even bigger," Kent president and CEO Arnold Kamler said Wednesday.
Comer is survived by his wife Sue, 2 daughters, one son in law, and 7 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 pm to 7 p.m. at Brentwood Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 am Friday in the chapel at Brentwood Roesch-Patton Funeral Home with visitation held one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Assistance League of Nashville, P.O. Box 653 Brentwood, TN 37024.