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.