Ralph Gordon “Shorty” Lahmon

September 08, 1924 ‒ January 07, 2008

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ralph Gordon “Shorty” Lahmon, 83, of McManis Road, Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, January 7, 2008 in the Emergency Room at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born on September 8, 1924 at Gambier, a son of the late William G. and Sarah Jane (McGinnis) Miller Lahmon. On January 15, 1944 he married Anita Virginia Beckholt. He attended Gambier Schools. He worked at the Bogardus Family Orchard, Lakeholm Farms, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, and retired from Chattanooga Glass after 36 ½ years of service.

Shorty was a member of Kokosing Valley Antique Tractor Club and also enjoyed ponies and horses all his life.

He is survived by his wife, Anita “Susie” of nearly 64 years; two sons, Gordon (Linda) Lahmon and Terry (Lisa) Lahmon both of Mount Vernon; and a daughter, Linda (Fred) Mickley of Danville.

Grandpa Shorty enjoyed his seven grandchildren, Tammy Cline, Scott Lahmon, Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte Smith, Garrett Mickley, Bethany Lahmon and Derek Lahmon; and his four great grandchildren, Emily and Levi Roberts, Aleyna Smith and Travis Mickley.

He is also survived by a brother, Bill Lahmon; two sisters, Frances Sapp and Dorothy White; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Shorty was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Harry, and Clarence; and four sisters, Pearl, Isabelle, Edna, and Mabel Marie.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 from

6-8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the College Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 109, Gambier, Ohio 43022

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