Eldon Wayne Spearman

February 03, 1926 ‒ November 20, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Eldon Wayne Spearman, age 93, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday November 20, 2019 at his residence.

Eldon was born February 3, 1926 in Knox County, to Lester and Martha (Diehl) Spearman and had lived his lifetime in the Green Valley area. Eldon was a farmer by vocation but he loved his horses. He raised and trained race horses and was well known and respected for his equine expertise. Eldon enjoyed fishing at local ponds and hunting. He spent his early years at Jewell Dairy delivering milk. He was a member of the United States Trotting Association, Liberty Grange and the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his daughter Candy Laymon of Mount Vernon, granddaughters Laura (Brian) Frazier and Christin (Wesley) Garver; great grandchildren Makayla Frazier, Griffin Garver, Owen Garver and Sophia Garver; his brother Herbert (Aileen) Spearman and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge Mike and Kokie Spearman, Phil Spearman and his children, Brad and Linda Spearman, Jill and Cephas Macklin, Nina and Mark Boucher and Amy and Cliff Carpenter for their help in assisting with Eldon’s care. Eldon was preceded in death by his wife Avanelle (Gadd) Spearman, a daughter Shaunette Spearman, brothers Clarence Spearman and Leland Spearman, sisters Evelyn Mills and Janet Winand and great nephew Travis Boucher.

Friends may call Friday from 4pm to 6pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio. A funeral service will follow at 6pm with Pastor Thom Fowler officiating. Private burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church through the Funeral Home. To share a memory or send a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored, to have been selected, to serve the family of Eldon W. Spearman.



  • Candy, Laura, and Christin and Families,

    Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family.

    Alden and Carol J. Coe and Families

  • Due to a prior commitment I will be unable to attend the service on Friday, but wish to send my sympathy to the entire family. I’m certain Uncle Virgil is looking down also.

  • fabulous man….straight arrow…said what he meant and meant what he said…a joy to know…like the entire spearman family, 100% trustworthy and completely dependable…proud to call him a friend

  • To the Family you have our Deepest Sympathy! He will be missed by you all. Just think of the many good memories you have. Thinking of you with thoughts and prayers!

  • We extend our deepest sympathy to all the Spearman family in the loss of your loved one. Memories are for ever. Peace and comfort in the coming days.

  • Herb and Aileen and families, so very sorry for the loss of your loved one, you have our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. Unable to attend services, as Fred is at the Laurels after surgery and heart attack and can’t drive back problems and waiting for shot in the spine. Many prayers your way.

  • There could be a book full of memories of happy times that our families spent together. I remember the whooping and hollering and loud laughing around the kitchen table as our parents played cards together while us kids played games! Dad and Mom (Dale and Mary Braddock) and our family always enjoyed being together with your family! We treasure our memories of our parents, and build upon them as we continue up the road of life. Our love and prayers go out to you and may the great Grace and Mercy of our Heavenly Father shower you with His peace and comfort.
    Love from the Braddock family!

  • So sorry for the loss of your wonderful father Candy. God Bless you and your family. prayers to all of you 🙏

  • Spearman Family
    So sorry about of your loss! Hope your memories bring you comfort. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Deepest Sympathy,