Douglas William Elswick

July 08, 1948 ‒ July 12, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Douglas William Elswick, age 70, of Mount Vernon passed away at his home on Thursday, July 12, 2018 with his loving family at his side.

He was born on July 8, 1948 in Council, Virginia to the late Elmer and Millie (Presley) Elswick.  Douglas was employed and retired from Dana Corporation in Fredericktown after 44 years of service.  He was a member of the Covenant Church.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and most of all working at the Food Pantry.  Douglas was a veteran serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Hart) Elswick; three sons, Donnie (Kristi) Valentine, Michael (Melissa) Valentine, Brian (Elizabeth) Elswick; eleven grandchildren, Hanah Valentine, Lily Valentine, Codee Valentine, Drew Valentine, Brittany Valentine, Chase Valentine, Courtney Valentine, Marissa Valentine, Willa Elswick, Olia Elswick, Violet Elswick; his brother Danny (Sharon) Elswick; and three sisters, Mildred Wolford, Ronda (Gerry) Flurry and Sherry (Stanley) Bartkowiak.

In addition to his parents, Douglas was preceded in death by his brother Don Elswick.

Friends may call on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 12-2PM at the Covenant Church.  A service will follow beginning at 2PM with Pastor Tim Overly officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Covenant Church, Food Pantry, 13360 New Delaware Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Barb and family members, so sorry for your loss, you have our sympathy, many blessing and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Barb and Family,May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time.May he also give you peace in knowing you will see him again one day. Love and prayers, Rusty and Christie Shipe

  • Barb so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing! He fought a long time. So sorry we won”t be able to be there. Maurice had his aortic valve replaced on Wednesday and just isn’t able. We will keep you all in our prayers! Maurice and Judy

  • Barb and family you have my deepest sympathy. I have a lot of good memories from working with Doug for many years . Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mildred and Family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. He has fought the fight!!!!!
    We pray that God will sustain the family during this difficult time and in the days
    to follow. He will be greatly missed.

    May God’s light shine of each of you.

    With Love and Prayers,
    Loraine, Sue, Earl, Debbie and Karen