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.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mearl W. Yocum