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MULKEYTOWN — John Raymond Restivo, 65, of Mulkeytown, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

John was born Nov. 26, 1952, in Herrin, to Joe Frank and Venita Ruth (Baker) Restivo.

He married Vera Ellen Smith on Aug. 15, 1970, in Zeigler. She survives in Mulkeytown.

Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Shari and Craig Lynch of Mulkeytown, and Chrystal and Wiley Byrn of Royalton; a grandson who he raised, Bradley Arin Restivo of Virginia Beach, Virginia; six other grandchildren, Kyla, Dallas, Cicely, Autumn and her husband, Michiel, Johney and Alora; and two great-grandchildren, Elena and Remi and expecting Logan in June; seven brothers, Jack, Paul, Romie, Carl, Rocky, Marty and Joey Restivo.

His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. Restivo was a retired coal miner who last worked at the Mach Mine, LLC in Johnston City, and a member of the UMWA Local Union.

Memorial services for Mr. Restivo will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Clerburne Baptist Church in Mulkeytown, with the Rev. Lee Jewett officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of cut flowers, memorials may be made to Cleburne Baptist Church.

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