Daniel L. Earnest

May 03, 1945 ‒ July 05, 2004

Fredericktown, Ohio

Daniel L. Earnest, age 59, of Fredericktown, died Monday July 5, 2004 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born May 3, 1945 in Mount Vernon and had lived his lifetime in Knox County. Mr. Earnest had been employed as a machinist and custodian at the Weyerhaeuser Company in Mount Vernon for nearly 40 years.

He had a special love for his grandchildren and was an avid gardener and enjoyed horses.

Surviving are his wife Sharon “Kay” (Smith) Earnest; two sons Michael Daniel (Julie) Earnest and Matthew Lee (Melanie) Earnest both of Fredericktown; his daughter Hope Renee (Jason) Weikle of Fredericktown; 8 grandchildren Lyndsey Earnest, Lisa Earnest, Macy Earnest, Mariah Earnest, Stephanie Weikle, Steven Weikle, J.P. Weikle and Gerald Weikle; his mother Ina Earnest of Mount Vernon; two brothers Allen (Connie) Earnest of Apple Valley and Jack Earnest of Mount Vernon; special aunt Jo Hunter of Fredericktown; special cousin Cathy Holt of Columbus; dear friend and sister-in-law Ann Buck; and his German Shepherd canine companion JAZ. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Earnest.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, where services will follow with Rev. Keith Bohley officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com