Carl S. Balcom

September 19, 1925 ‒ March 03, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Carl S. Balcom, age 90, of Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 19, 1925 in Knox County, Ohio the son of William and Emma (Hall) Balcom. Carl proudly served in the United States Army European Theatre of World War II. He retired in 1991 after 43 years as co-owner and operator of Balcom Brothers Roofing in Mount Vernon.

Carl is survived by his wife of 62 years, Oneta (Kirkpatrick) Balcom, nieces and nephews, Jeff (Kathy) Balcom, Sharon (Bruce) Basford, Gene (Teresa) Kirkpatrick and Debbie (John) Curtis, a sister-in-law, Eleanor Balcom, numerous great and great great nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Carl was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Balcom, a niece and nephew, Steve and Rita Balcom and a great niece, Lori McKeever.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Saint Johns Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions in Carl’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Carl S. Balcom.

  • Carl was one of a kind person. He loved his family and friends very much. He cared more about others than himself. (In a good way)I will miss our friendly chats about everything known to man. I was very honored to be a part of his family. Thoughts and prayers to the family of Carl Balcom. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

  • Dear Balcom family
    After hearing of Carl’s passing .It has been many years since I have seen Carl ,oh but what a lasting impression he made. To those who knew him this would not be a surprise.He was the hardest working man I have ever known my entire life.To this very day I can thank him for teaching me a trade that I am involved in everyday.He would also bend me double with laughter .Although many years have passed I still have things seered in my memory that Carl would say while working with him.He would tell me of times while stationed in Belgium in wwll that would capture my entire attention.Carl was a great role model and I am glad I had the opportunity to know him.My sincere deepest sympathy for the entire family

  • Oneta and family. We cannot begin to tell you how sorry we are to hear about the passing of Carl. He was one of the dearest people we have ever known.we will never forget all of the fun times that we had with him and Oneta.He would always make you laugh no matter what. We will hold his memories very close to our heart.Prayers will be with Oneta and the family as they prepare to go through the rough next few days.