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John K. Lea, owner of popular J.K.’s Pub in Columbia, dies at 85

John K. Lea, former owner of Columbia’s revered J.K.’s Pub. died of natural causes at his home in Vantage House in Columbia on Dec. 11. He was 85.

Mr. Lea, known for his sense of humor, larger-than-life persona and love for his community, was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, to Arch and Alice Lea and was…