Johnny's Story

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Johnny "Hambone" Rambole, 49, of Danville, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.
Per his wishes, Johnny will be cremated with a Celebration of Life on Friday, Nov. 4 from 4-7 p.m. at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street, in Danville.
Johnny was born on Jan. 16, 1967, in St. Louis, Mo., to Jack and Lois (Allison) Rambole. He married Dawn "Dodi" Saunders Nelson on July 4, 2015 after spending 13 years together; she survives. Johnny also leaves behind his son, Jacob Boyer; sisters, Donna Webber, Debbie Meeker, and Adeline Leona Ringis; many nieces and nephews including Brandy Johnson, Carla Johnson, and Kristena Krenkel; stepson, David Saunders; stepdaughters, Adrian and Arielle Nelson; and grandkids, David, Morgan, Hunter, Charlie, Glen and Luna. He also leaves behind his close friends, Gary and Jill Jones, Mike White, Larry Saunders, Steve Dunn, Butch Nohmer, and Richard Wheeler. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jimmy, BJ, and Wayne Johnson.
Johnny worked in Danville at Bumper Works, Bulan's Bowl as a pinsetter and running the Kiddie Leagues (where he taught young bowlers the ropes), and before his passing at Service Pest Control as an exterminator, where he was loved by his customers and their pets. Johnny loved growing peppers, fishing, mushrooming, animals, and playing guitar for bands (Nightslayer, DJ & The Initials, Hambone & The Rhythm Monsters, Next Exit, Jade, Venus Ideal, Beer Money, Goodfellas, Soul Food, and Unkle Johnny and Dodibone). He's given his talents to so many, often playing benefits when the need arose. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I believe Johnny is playing the blues right now in Rock n Roll Heaven with Jimi Hendrix, BB King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He will be missed by so many.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page.
Published on November 1, 2016
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