John Francis Resley, 80, Russell, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born Aug. 26, 1933, in Russell to Raymond and Clara (Banworth) Resley. He attended school in Russell.

He married Barbara Mintz on July 4, 1955, in Russell. He was owner and operator of John's Welding and Machine Shop.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, of the home; three sons, Paul Resley, Garden City, Tracy Resley and Kelly Resley, both of Salina; a daughter, Lisa Wrench, Hoisington; a brother, M.P. "Mars" Resley, Africa; a sister, Colleta Johnson, Salina; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; A private family burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Russell.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m., at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Russell County EMS, in care of the mortuary.