Juan Harold Applin

Juan Applin

Juan Harold Applin, 61, went into eternal rest August 21, 2023 at McNaughton Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was born on April 22, 1961 in Springfield, Ohio to Rev. Kenneth and Alice Applin. Brother Juan accepted Christ at an early age. Through every trial, and all tribulation, Juan lived knowing that Christ would always be the source of his strength, his song of salvation and the height of his praise.
As the Holy Spirit guided him through life, He was lead to and joined Crackhouse Ministries on Cleveland Avenue, he became an outstanding member, ministry helper and encourager to those seeking a better life. In early 2023 Juan committed his membership to First Church of God-The City. His favorite time of the week was Sunday

A stubborn teenager he Left high school and would later earn his GED at Clark County Technical School. He was a quick learner and completed several on the job training courses. Juan began as a factory worker at age 16, on to TacoBell. Juan relocated to Columbus Ohio at age 20 to land a managerial position at Woolworths Eastland location, on to become a manager of Odd Lots, until he accepted a position at S& S Fashions where he intermittently held numerous entrepreneurial positions including buyer, he was employed there 30 years. Always looking for an opportunity to serve and provide, Nights Juan worked as a caregiver for Franklin County MRDD, and at ARK House Group Home for the past 5years until his illness hindered him. He genuinely loved serving his clients.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories his children, Juanita Applin, Juan Applin Jr., Anthony Proctor, Richard McMahon, Timothy McMahon, Lee Gordon (Emaculate), Shawn (Kristy) Gordon 15 Grandchildren, Siblings, Rev. Kenneth L. Applin( Sheila), James Applin (Alverda), Wanda Oliver (Henry), Marylyn Tyler, 17 nephews and nieces who were more like brothers and sisters to Juan. 45 great nephews and nieces. Special friends Terri Thornton, Sharon Applin, and David Schwann, and many other friends colleagues. Brother Applin
is preceded in death by son Brandon Thornton, parents Rev. Kenneth B. and Alice Applin.

Special Thanks and acknowledgements go to for walking us gently through the process; Zangmeister Cancer Center;Dr. Sam Mikhail MD; The Staff at River View Health and Rehab; The Excellent Staff of Bella Hospice; Special thanks to Bella Case manager – Katelin; The Staff of McNaughton Pointe; Mr Chan – Owner of Biggie Talls, and the former S&S Fashions; ARK House Manager Connie and Staff; Last but certainly not least many thanks and much respect to The Chapel Of Peace, Director Marlan Gary and the magnificent staff.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Terrie Thornton

    I would like to express my love and condolences to my second family; the Applin family. I love Juan very much and I will miss him. He and our son Brandon
    Bralynn Edward Thornton are now together eternally. I can hear their uproarious laughter and it makes my heart feel joy.

  2. Prayers to the family of Juan I met and talked to him at 1st Church of God enjoyed talking to him RIH Juan. 1st Church family is praying

  3. Our condolences to the Oliver/ Applin family. With sincer love and prayers.
    Mitchell and Sandra Ellison

  4. My Condolences Goes To Applin Family. I Must Say Juan,Was A Hardworking Man And He Loved His Family And Was People Person He Never Met No Stranger When I Met Juan he was Silly At Times he always called Me His Best friend Juan Will Truly Be Missed, Juan Was Like A Brother To Me.

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