Rudy K. Garver
October 12, 1921 ‒ October 02, 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Rudy K. Garver, age 96, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born on October 12, 1921 in Holmes County, Ohio the son of Charles and Laura (Shy) Garver.
Upon graduating from high school, Rudy served in the United States Army stationed in Italy during World War II. He returned home in 1945 and purchased a dairy farm in North Liberty with his wife Ethel (Squires) Garver. In 1961 with the opportunity to purchase a bigger dairy farm, Rudy packed up the family and moved to Ridge Road outside Fredericktown, Ohio. In 1964, a gas well fire destroyed the farm land and Rudy decided to move to Florida. For many years in the Boynton Beach area he worked at several local golf courses on the day to day outside activities.
Rudy liked to dance and eat. He always enjoyed a little Vernors ginger ale with trail bologna, cheese and crackers.
Rudy is survived by his two daughters, Marilyn (Dick) Ewers of Fredericktown and Shirley A. Snyder of Mount Vernon, six grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Garver and Ronald Garver, six brothers, Dean Garver, Lloyd Garver, Harley Garver, Earl Garver, Dewey Garver and Wilmer “Bill” Garver, three sisters, Pearl Hoops, Jessie Greenwald and Delpha Roby.
The family will observe a graveside service in Bunker Hill Cemetery at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Rudy K. Garver.
Memorial contributions in Rudy’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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