Mearl W. Yocum

November 05, 1937 ‒ November 16, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mearl W. Yocum, age 79, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 5, 1937 in Mount Vernon to late Mearl C. and Mary Wilma (Shearer) Yocum.

Mearl retired from Flexible Company in Loudonville. He also spent a lot of time and enjoyed working on cars and he enjoyed his CB radio and the many friends he made while on the CB.  He also enjoyed listening to his 8 track country tapes, audio books on cassette and he enjoyed camping and fishing.  He could fix anything and was greatly known for this. Mearl was an Army Veteran and also served in the National Guard.

Mearl is survived by his wife, Louise (Seavolt) Yocum; daughters, Debbie (Mark) Tilmant of Mount Vernon and Cathy Bostwick of Howard; son, Jeff (Gloria) Yocum of Umatilla, FL; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; his brother and best friend, Robert (Ruth) Yocum of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mearl was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Green) Yocum; his son, Robert E. Yocum; and sisters, Barbaranna Yocum and Catherine Wolf

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of a funeral service at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mearl W. Yocum

  • I will truly miss my Uncle Mearl and his teasing me about my teenager days. His memory was just too good for crying out loud ! I have fond memories when the whole family spent the weekend with our family and played country music records . I always loved hearing his voice on Tra-de-o on the radio . I’d tell my children , that’s my Uncle Mearls voice . May the family find strength through their faith .

  • Louise and Family, Kayla and I are so sorry to learn of Mearl’s passing. He was a good man and I know you all will miss him very much. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  • I’ve known Merle since i was a young girl. He was a sweet man. May he R.I.P. My prayers go out to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss!

  • Dear Kathy & Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear sweet dad. He was a very nice man & I so enjoyed talking to him.
    I know you will miss him immensely but he is with your dear mother again’
    Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless.