Harry J. Monroe

August 23, 1922 ‒ November 06, 2008

Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Harry J. Monroe, age 86 of Mt. Gilead died Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Grant Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

He was born on August 23, 1922 in Meigs County to the late Harvey and Minnie (Reger) Monroe. A US Army Veteran of WW II, he was awarded the Purple Heart and was a lifetime member of the Military Order of Purple Hearts. For over 40 years he worked as a truck driver for Food Haul, supplying Kroger and A & P stores with Teamsters Local #413.

Harry was a member of American Legion Post #97, V. F. W. Post #8198, Marion Eagles, and the Little Brown Jug Square Dancers. He also was a member of the Friends of the Mt. Gilead State Park.

An avid camper and connoisseur of good home cooking, he never met a stranger. Always jolly, he was a lifelong traveler, proud of his motor home and many adventures.

Survived by sons: Tom (Sandy) Monroe of Waverly, Neal (Kaye) Monroe of Grove City, 6 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren, his faithful companion Dorothy Clark and her family; Dale (Kim) Howard, Dick (Judy) Howard of Mt. Gilead, her 6 Grandchildren, and 11 Great-grandchildren, Sister Irene Beavers of Lancaster, and Brother Wilbur Monroe of Frankford, former wife: Annabelle, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his son Chris and 10 siblings.

Friends may call Sunday 2-5 p.m. and one hour prior to the 1:00 p.m. Monday services at the Craven Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Mt. Gilead, with Rev. Don Lockwood officiating, interment with military honors will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, near Chesterville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.