John L. Montgomery, 84, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday February 16, 2020. Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday February 21, 2020 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Dennis Morey. A visitation will be held on Thursday February 20, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Diane, his daughter, Jodi L. Dlouhy of Palo, Iowa, his grandchildren; Jordan Biertzer of Whitefish, Montana, Blakeley Dlouhy, Cameron Dlouhy and Campbell Dlouhy all of Palo, Iowa. His sisters, Alma Rhoads of Unionville, Missouri, Shirley (Robert) Clark of Green City, Missouri and Linda (Steve) Smith of Greenwood, Missouri. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Scott A. Montgomery.
John was born January 12, 1936 in Green City, Missouri, the son of Floyd and Helen (Yardley) Montgomery. He married Diane M. May on November 1, 1964 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. John was route salesman and then route manager for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in Cedar Rapids for over 40 years. John was a kind and caring husband, father and friend with a very gentle soul who loved everyone unconditionally. He had a contagious smile and laugh that would brighten a room. All that knew and interacted with him loved him. He enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and his many friends. He was a member of Oldsmobile Club of Iowa and the National Oldsmobile Club of America. He enjoyed car magazines and participating in classic car shows across the Midwest with his 1968 Olds 442 convertible for which he won many trophies.
Memorials may be directed to the family.