Homer Owen Friend

December 19, 1941 ‒ March 14, 2020

Xenia, Ohio

Homer Owen Friend, 78, of Xenia passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, March 14, 2020 at his residence.

He was born December 19, 1941 in Cedar Grove, West Virginia to the late Lonnel and Anna (Meadows) Friend. He graduated from the University of Findlay and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps for 5 years and then another 17 years with the United States Army.

An assistant warden with the State of Ohio Department of Corrections, Homer enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, gambling, and watching movies. A kind man, he would give you the shirt off of his back if necessary.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of almost 60 years, Barbara (Huston); son, Rusty of Xenia; brother, Jerry (Judy) Friend of Fredericktown; 1 niece and 3 nephews.

In addition to his parents, Homer was preceded in death by his sister, Marionetta Friend, brother Lonnie Melvin Friend, and 1 nephew.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating Homer’s life will follow at 2:00 pm with the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1095 providing military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Homer’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Greene County, 187 Bellbrook Avenue, Xenia, Ohio 45385.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Friend family.

To share a fond memory of Homer or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Aunt Barbara,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Homer’s passing. I loved your visit to San Antonio. You drove up in that big Dodge (?) truck with an equally big camper on it. You came in from Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. My heartfelt condolences Aunt “Baba”
    I love you.

  • So glad I had the pleasure of knowing Homer. He was such a joy every time he came in the office. I will miss him. My prayers are with you, Barb and Rusty.

  • I am so sorry about your loss. I am so glad we got to talk at the reunions he was able to attend. Tried to get him on facebook several times and recently discovered I had his phone number. You know how you keep putting things off and I am guilty of doing that. I’m also glad I had the chance to know Rusty a little bit! He will be missed at the reunion this July.