JOHN RATHBUN II John L. Rathbun II, 80, of Henderson, found peace and reunited with Coralie Oct. 10, 2016. He was born Jan. 9, 1936, to John and Thelma Rathbun, in Ferndale, Mich. He was a 35-year resident of Henderson. John devoted 20 years of his life to the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1975 and started second career with Hughes Aircraft, retiring for a second time in 1992. John was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Bickman;, the love of his life and wife, Coralie Rathbun; and his puppies, Skooter and Bailey. He is survived by his children, John (Pam), Jerald (Dawn), James (Terri), Jeffrey (Diane aka Sunshine) and Lisa (Rick) Mischke; step-children, Carrie (Mark) Porterfield, Jamie (Tom) Emlaw; and goddaughter Jessica Wilson. Also by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as his many friends. Those who were blessed to know John in his short 80 years on this earth were forever touched by his smile and love of NASCAR. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 13, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas. Services will be at 10:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. Burial will immediately follow the service.
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