John Wayne Gore


John Wayne Gore, 69, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1946, to John W. and Mayola Gore. He graduated from Southport High School in 1964.

He was the owner and operator of 33 bars throughout his lifetime. Notable ones include Claude and Annie’s, John Wayne’s, Hi-Way Lanes-Austin’s Bar and Grill, and the latest, BoJak’s Bar and Grille located in Franklin, Indiana. His very first bar was called the “Aloha” in 1976.

Survivors include his loving children, Austin W. Gore and Ashleigh P. Gore and their mother, Linda Kopetsky; brother, Mark Gore; cousins, as well as many caring staff members who worked for him over the years.

Memorial visitation will from 3 to 7 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Road 135 and Olive Branch Road with a Celebration of Life to be conducted at 7 p.m.

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