Harold Worden Lehman
March 21, 1932 ‒ May 13, 2017
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Harold Worden Lehman, age 85, of Mount Gilead, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Arbors at Mifflin in Mansfield, OH.
On March 21, 1932, Harold was born in Scott, OH, the son of the late Eldo Worden and Nellie Blanch (Warwick) Lehman.
A Korean War Veteran, Harold, a conscientious objector, proudly served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army, 45th Infantry, 279th Medical Unit, Eighth United States Army.
On July 8, 1981, Harold married Brenda Elaine Sloan in Gallatin, TN and they have lovingly shared the last 35 years together.
For many years, Harold worked as a NASA certified welder at Marion Power Shovel.
Harold was a charter member of the Galion Seventh-Day Adventist Church and had been attending the church in Fredericktown. He was an elder within the church and very active within youth programs and missions work. Harold’s other memberships included American Legion Post 0754, Korean War Veterans, Eighth, International Edsel Club, 25 Year Club Marion Power Shovel, and the First Family of Morrow County.
Harold always enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, traveling, gardening and riding his horses. He also liked tinkering with old cars. Above all, Harold loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Harold will be dearly missed by his wife, Brenda, of Mount Gilead; two sons: Doug (Julie) Lehman of Peculiar, MO, Jon Sloan of Mount Gilead; three daughters: Teresa (Bill) Fralick of Idaho Falls, ID, Ramona (Jackie) Blair of Forsythe, MO, Pamela (Bryan) Martin of Tampa, FL; 10 grandchildren: Eddie, Katie (Christopher), Melissa Andrea, Andrew, Erica, Jessica (Brad), Zach (Kylie), Ryan, Tatum; 7 great grandchildren: Sadie, Noah, Zoe, Layton, Annabelle, Eevee, Rhett; and his ex-wife and mother of his children, Alfreda Smith of Springfield, MO.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Blair; and six sisters: Oma (George) Dilsaver, Laura (Willie) Fox, Dorothy (George) Corwin, Mary (Harold) Musgrave, Nellie (Jack) Poland, and Shirley Ernsberger.
Harold’s family will greet friends from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, with Pastor Ron Vozar officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Active Duty U.S. Army, VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87 will follow in Claridon Cemetery. Pallbearers serving will be Mike Bloomfield, Ryan Miller, Andrew Shaw, Dennis Stansberry, Lee Eppich and Dennis Smith.
Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215, the Human Society of Morrow Co., P.O. Box 298, Mount Gilead, OH 43338, or to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205.
Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Harold’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.