Raymond W. Lahmon

November 02, 1915 ‒ June 03, 2002

Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Raymond W. Lahmon, age 86, of Centerburg and formerly of Roosevelt St., Mt. Vernon, resident, died Monday June 3, 2002, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. He was born on November 2, 1915, in Mt. Vernon, son of the late Phillip J. And Hazel M. (Smith) Lahmon. Raymond was very active in the Centerburg community for 38 years and for 20 years served the village as a member of the Board of Public Affairs. He worked for Doc Fixit’s in Mount Vernon and then owned and operated the Village Blacksmith Welding and Repair Shop in Centerburg. He retired from Jeffrey Mining Machinery in Columbus. He was a Mt. Vernon High School graduate and attended the Ohio State University, a Past Master of the South Bloomfield Masonic Lodge #422 and was currently a member of the Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge #9 in Mt. Vernon, was a member of Charles Andrew Post #0460 of the American Legion , Centerburg, a member of the Centerburg United Methodist Church for 38 years and served the congregation as chairperson of the Administrative Council. Raymond served as a Tech Sargent with the U.S. Army during WWII in the Philippine Islands from 1945-1947, and was currently a member of the First Church of God in Mt. Vernon.

He is survived by his wife, Grace (Grubaugh) Lahmon, a daughter, Georgeann (Lewis) Kinney of Centerburg, two grandchildren Kimberly J. Davis of Ravenna, OH, Raymond E. (Vickie) Kinney of Fredericktown, a brother-in-law Guy (June) Van Nostrand and five great-grandchildren, Paedric, Bryan and Lewis Davis, and Joshua and Jessie Beth Kinney. Raymond was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years Minnie M. (Van Nostrand) Lahmon, and a son, John W. Lahmon.

Friends may call on Tuesday June 4, 2002 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home from 4:00 – 8:00 PM and Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. A service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Bill Fulda and Reverend Scott Blevins officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will immediately follow at Homer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made to: Knox County Hospice, 302

E. High Street, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050 -or- First Church of God, 10 Pine

Street, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050.

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