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Dr. John William Stearns

February 25, 1955 — August 5, 2023


Dr. John William Stearns, age 68 of Calhoun, passed away on Saturday, August 5th at his residence.


Dr. Stearns was born on February 25, 1955, in Escondido, California, to the late George Erman Stearns and Marth Gibson Stearns. He was a Medical Doctor at AdventHealth Emergency Room. Dr. Stearns was a brilliant doctor that everyone loved, respected, and adored, he was the former local EMS Director, he was an Elder at Calhoun 7th Day Adventist Church, he served on several medical and evangelistic mission trips outside of the United States.


He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Robin Rae Oblander Stearns; four daughters, Sarah Jones, Heather Epperson, Rachel Klein, and Katelyn Sharp; nine grandchildren, Ethan Epperson, Avarie Epperson, Logan Jones, Ian Jones, Cooper Jones, Pierce Jones, Levi Klein, Oliver Klein, and Rowan Sharp; siblings, Kay Dorchuch, Betty Jean Bannister, Mary Anne Dorchuch, Witon Helm, Lyle Helm, and Nancy Weeks; Mother and Father-in-Law, Jeanette and Bob Oblander also survive.


The family will receive friends on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 4 PM until 6 PM at Thomas Funeral Home.


A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 3 PM from the Calhoun Seventh-day Advent Church.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. John Stearns memorial fund at in addition to flowers.


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Dr. John Stearns.

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Friday, August 25, 2023

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 26, 2023

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